Client side filter for browsers
Posted on 1997-08-03
I get increasingly frustrated by long download times for certain pages due to the use of banner advertising.
I would like to develop a filter so that requests from my browser for banner adds results in a local file access rather than a URL access. I would like suggestions for how this could be achieved.
The only idea I have at the moment is to look for requests for URLs which are gifs of a certain size typical of banner adverts but the URL requests to WinSock do not contain this information.
The second idea is to monitor incoming data in some way and look for the html which characterises banner adds then store the URL so that outgoing requests will then be intercepted.
Any other ideas? Perhaps this could be developed into a commercial product, I expect many people would like to be able to ignore this type of advertising.
(Sorry if this annoys experts-exchange who are starting there own banner adverts!).