[sldev] A rather perculiar idea (hear me out)

Gareth Nelson gareth at litesim.com
Sun Aug 31 04:12:39 PDT 2008


So, the next step would be to look at the thunderbird source then :)
I'll do that when i've got some free time

On Sun, Aug 31, 2008 at 12:09 PM, Argent Stonecutter
<secret.argent at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2008-08-31, at 05:54, Gareth Nelson wrote:
>>
>> Just search through all the tags, remove src and href attributes until
>> the user gives the ok.
>
> Spammers have long since come up with solutions for that. Seriously. That's
> why things like pop-up blockers are *still* not perfect.
>
>> Another approach of course would be to modify
>> the HTML rendering engine, but this would likely be quite messy and
>> involve maintaining a mini-fork of mozilla.
>
> You mean gecko. The rendering engine Mozilla uses is called gecko.
>
> Anyway.
>
> I'm pretty sure gecko has a mechanism for selectively disabling this kind of
> thing at a low level. Thunderbird needs it.
>
> If it doesn't have one yet, it needs one badly. So it wouldn't be a "fork",
> it would be a patch delivered upstream to mozilla.org.
>
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