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Surrogate Script for Yahoo Analytics request

Postby Guest » Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:46 pm

http://d.yimg.com/mi/ono/ywa.js is blocked by the firefox privacy protection add-on ghostery, which prevents news videos from a varitey of sources from playing on yahoo's aggregation site http://news.yahoo.com/video

Rather than getting tracked all over the place, or not seeing news videos, or turning blocking on & off repeatedly: a surrogate script inclusion to solve the issue would be preferred.

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Re: Surrogate Script for Yahoo Analytics request

Postby al_9x » Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:35 am

If you are referring to clicking on the player placeholder, the player loading but the video not playing, you're likely experiencing this.

Are you blocking flash? If yes, disable flash blocking and reload the video page. If it starts playing, that confirms it.
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Re: Surrogate Script for Yahoo Analytics request

Postby Guest » Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:52 am

al_9x wrote:Are you blocking flash? If yes, disable flash blocking and reload the video page. If it starts playing, that confirms it.


http://d.yimg.com/mi/ono/ywa.js | ghostery | video problem, as described above, occurs even with scripts are globally allowed in NoScript.
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Re: Surrogate Script for Yahoo Analytics request

Postby al_9x » Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:14 am

Guest wrote:http://d.yimg.com/mi/ono/ywa.js | ghostery | video problem, as described above, occurs even with scripts are globally allowed in NoScript.


You did not answer the question.

Are you blocking flash? Do you get a placeholder on the video page on which you click to load the player? If yes, disable flash blocking and reload the video page. If it starts playing, that confirms it.
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Re: Surrogate Script for Yahoo Analytics request

Postby Guest » Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:14 pm

al_9x wrote:
Guest wrote:http://d.yimg.com/mi/ono/ywa.js | ghostery | video problem, as described above, occurs even with scripts are globally allowed in NoScript.



no 'additional restrictions' on flash by NoScript embedded tab options.

player loads, video spinner icon present, video simply doesn't play, unless ghostery identified/blocked yimg web bug allowed.
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Re: Surrogate Script for Yahoo Analytics request

Postby al_9x » Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:51 pm

Guest wrote:no 'additional restrictions' on flash by NoScript embedded tab options.


Then it's not a NoScript issue. Blocking just http://d.yimg.com/mi/ono/ywa.js will not prevent playback. You can confirm that by disabling ghostery and blocking this script with ABE:

Site http://d.yimg.com/mi/ono/ywa.js
Deny INC

ghostery is doing more than just blocking ywa.js
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Re: Surrogate Script for Yahoo Analytics request

Postby Guest » Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:08 pm

al_9x wrote: Blocking just http://d.yimg.com/mi/ono/ywa.js will not prevent playback.


Here, it does. Tested again, this time using Adblock Plus, a different computer, different OS, different network segment, and ghostery disabled.

If ywa.js is a web bug, Surrogate Script, please.
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Re: Surrogate Script for Yahoo Analytics request

Postby al_9x » Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:29 pm

Guest wrote:
al_9x wrote: Blocking just http://d.yimg.com/mi/ono/ywa.js will not prevent playback.


Here, it does. Tested again, this time using Adblock Plus, a different computer, different OS, different network segment, and ghostery disabled.

If ywa.js is a web bug, Surrogate Script, please.


NoScript ABE is very good at surgically blocking specific resources. Feel free to verify that blocking ywa.js with ABE does not break playback, use a sniffer if you doubt it's really blocked. Any other extension that claims to block only ywa.js and breaks playback, has a bug which you should report to them.
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