Opened on 11/24/2014 at 05:01:54 PM

Closed on 11/25/2014 at 04:38:25 PM

Last modified on 12/02/2014 at 11:14:25 AM

#1603 closed defect (fixed)

"Block element" does not work when page cancels click event

Reported by: passbrains Assignee: sebastian
Priority: P3 Milestone: Adblock-Plus-1.8.8-for-Chrome-Opera-Safari
Module: Platform Keywords:
Cc: Blocked By:
Blocking: Platform: Unknown
Ready: yes Confidential: no
Tester: Verified working: no
Review URL(s):

Description (last modified by sebastian)

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Windows + Vista 64bit + Chrome/Opera + English
ABP version Adblock Plus Version

How to reproduce

  1. Install ABP extension on Opera.
  2. Load website

3, Try to block javascript active menu as shown by red circle in attached image.

Observed behaviour

Not able to block the selected item as 'Add filter' pop-up does not appear.
Instead due to active menu, on clicking it navigates.

Expected behaviour

Shall be able to block the selected item i.e. javascript active menu.

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Change History (6)

Changed on 11/24/2014 at 05:01:56 PM by passbrains

comment:1 Changed on 11/24/2014 at 05:03:54 PM by sebastian

  • Component changed from Unknown to Platform
  • Description modified (diff)
  • Owner set to sebastian
  • Platform changed from Opera to Unknown
  • Priority changed from Unknown to P3
  • Ready set
  • Summary changed from Unable to block Active menu with javascript to "Block element" does not work when page cancels click event

comment:2 Changed on 11/24/2014 at 05:06:42 PM by sebastian

  • Review URL(s) modified (diff)
  • Status changed from new to reviewing

The problem here is that the page's click event handler cancels the event, so our event listener isn't called. To mitigate issues like that we should register our event with the capturing phase.

comment:3 Changed on 11/25/2014 at 04:38:25 PM by sebastian

  • Milestone set to Adblock-Plus-for-Chrome-Opera-Safari-next
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from reviewing to closed

comment:4 Changed on 11/26/2014 at 11:33:25 AM by sebastian

comment:5 Changed on 12/02/2014 at 11:14:25 AM by sebastian

Also see #1636

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