Opened on 10/05/2015 at 12:28:27 PM

Closed on 11/10/2017 at 11:15:18 AM

#3162 closed defect (rejected)

Generic filters are suggested for elements whitelisted by a generic hide / block filter exception

Reported by: kzar Assignee:
Priority: P4 Milestone:
Module: Adblock-Plus-for-Firefox Keywords: generichide, genericblock
Cc: mapx, trev Blocked By:
Blocking: Platform: Firefox
Ready: yes Confidential: no
Tester: Unknown Verified working: no
Review URL(s):



The development build of the Adblock Plus for Firefox extension.

How to reproduce

(Steps as reported by mapx in a discussion on #647)

  1. Browse to
  2. Add this filter @@||^$genericblock
  3. Open the blockable items list
  4. Select one of the items that was actually whitelisted by the genericblock exception. (For example ​
  5. Click to generate a blocking rule for this item.

Observed behaviour

A generic blocking rule is suggested, which will not work.

Expected behaviour

A specific blocking rule should be suggested instead.

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Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed on 10/05/2015 at 12:54:57 PM by trev

  • Priority changed from Unknown to P4
  • Ready set

I'm setting priority to P4 for now. Sure, our tools don't know how to deal with these exceptions properly - but at the current stage such exceptions are experimental. We want to see whether they work in general, tool support isn't important.

comment:2 Changed on 10/05/2015 at 01:27:53 PM by sebastian

  • Component changed from Platform to Adblock-Plus-for-Firefox

comment:3 Changed on 12/12/2016 at 11:56:32 AM by kzar

  • Owner kzar deleted

comment:4 Changed on 11/10/2017 at 11:15:18 AM by trev

  • Resolution set to rejected
  • Status changed from new to closed

Mass-closing all bugs in Adblock Plus for Firefox module, the codebase of Adblock Plus 3.0 belongs into Platform and User-Interface modules. Old bugs are unlikely to still apply.

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