my confusion

General discussion about the NoScript extension for Firefox
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Sailor Jo
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my confusion

Post by Sailor Jo » Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:12 am

Hello everybody!

If my post is superfluous I apologise. I do not even know what to search for.

My question: If I use a web site I do not know which scripts are essential for the page to function and which are data miners or even malicious. So I sometimes go through 4 or 5 temporary permits until the web site does what I expect. Is there a way to mark those essential scripts as OK and non-essential as discretionary?

Thanks for thinking about it.

Jo
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Alan Baxter
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Re: my confusion

Post by Alan Baxter » Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:14 am

When I find sites that load essential scripts, Jo, I Allow them. That adds them to the permanent whitelist and I never have to worry about remembering them again. Of course non-essential scripts don't need to be permanently Allowed.

Hope this helps.
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