Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 9 months ago

#4280 reopened defect

'URL can't be shown' when selecting a particular ad-link from Google search results in ABP iOS — at Version 3

Reported by: scheer Assignee:
Priority: P1 Milestone:
Module: Adblock-Plus-for-iOS/macOS Keywords: AcceptableAds
Cc: mario, kzar, Ross, scheer, CraftyDeano, amrmak Blocked By:
Blocking: Platform: Unknown / Cross platform
Ready: yes Confidential: no
Tester: Unknown Verified working: no
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Description (last modified by scheer)

This issue might be connected to #3050. We are yet unsure if this is a regression of the fix, or an old issue remaining.

This also appears to happen on with searching for 'buy car' and selecting the ad ''


iPhone 6s Plus
iOS 9.3.1
ABP iOS 1.1.0 (New Filter List as of 1/08/2016 - 09:30)

How to reproduce

  1. Visit and search 'Samsung Galaxy S7'
  2. Select the Ad with the URL ''


  1. Visit and search 'buy car'
  2. Select the Ad with the URL ''

Observed behaviour

That the error message - 'Safari cannot open the page
'The Error was. 'The URL can't be shown'. is displayed.

Expected behaviour

That the Advertised page loads the correct Ad URL.

Change History (4)

Changed 4 years ago by scheer

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by scheer

Whilst testing, I also used the same search criteria on for 'buy car'. When selecting the ad link for, the advertised URL loads correctly.

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by scheer also works correctly with the above mentioned URL's.

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by scheer

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