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Limit JS by domain

Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:13 pm
by Jason88
It used to be that you could allow scripts from googleapis.com only on google.com, for example. Now it is no longer possible. If I allow scripts from googleapis.com on any domain they are allowed on all domains. I am curious about the reason noscript was crippled in this way. If I allow scripts from Google in my Gmail, I have to allow Google scripts from everywhere I ever go on the Internet. It almost completely defeats the purpose of noscript.

Re: Limit JS by domain

Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:37 pm
by Giorgio Maone
Jason88 wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:13 pm
It used to be that you could allow scripts from googleapis.com only on google.com, for example. Now it is no longer possible. If I allow scripts from googleapis.com on any domain they are allowed on all domains. I am curious about the reason noscript was crippled in this way. If I allow scripts from Google in my Gmail, I have to allow Google scripts from everywhere I ever go on the Internet. It almost completely defeats the purpose of noscript.
Contextual permissions have never been possible in "pure" NoScript, actually, but at a certain point there's been an ABE-based work-around.
Unfortunately ABE did not survive the Quantum rewrite (NoScript 5.x -> NoScript 10.x).
Anyway true contextual permissions (UI-based) are coming, likely before this summer.