RequestPolicy Version History

48 versions

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Version 0.5.28 160.8 kB Works with Firefox 4.0 and later, SeaMonkey 2.1 and later

Improvements:
* Added lv-LV (Latvian) translation (thanks to Aleksandrs Ļedovskis).
* Added "Support RequestPolicy" menu item

Misc:
* Removed research study code.

Version 0.5.28b2 160.9 kB Works with Firefox 4.0 and later, SeaMonkey 2.1 and later

Improvements:
* Added lv-LV (Latvian) translation (thanks to Aleksandrs Ļedovskis).
* Added "Support RequestPolicy" menu item

Misc:
* Removed research study code.

Version 0.5.28b1 160.5 kB Works with Firefox 4.0 and later, SeaMonkey 2.1 and later

Improvements:
* Added lv-LV (Latvian) translation (thanks to Aleksandrs Ļedovskis).

Misc:
* Removed research study code.

Version 0.5.27 172.0 kB Works with Firefox 4.0 and later, SeaMonkey 2.1 and later

Bug fixes:
* URLs entered in the location bar began triggering redirect notifications starting with Firefox 16.

Locales:
* Added : eu, it, sk-SK
* Updated: fr
* Renamed: tr -> tr-TR

Other:
* Added implementation of opt-in telemetry that is part of my academic research.

More info:
https://github.com/RequestPolicy/requestpolicy/issues?milestone=22&state=closed

Version 0.5.27b2 172.0 kB Works with Firefox 4.0 and later, SeaMonkey 2.1 and later

Bug fixes:
* URLs entered in the location bar began triggering redirect notifications starting with Firefox 16.

Locales:
* Added : eu, it, sk-SK
* Updated: fr
* Renamed: tr -> tr-TR

Other:
* Added implementation of opt-in telemetry that is part of my academic research.

More info:
https://github.com/RequestPolicy/requestpolicy/issues?milestone=22&state=closed

Version 0.5.27b1 172.0 kB Works with Firefox 4.0 and later, SeaMonkey 2.1 and later

Bug fixes:
* URLs entered in the location bar began triggering redirect notifications starting with Firefox 16.

Locales:
* Added : eu, it, sk-SK
* Updated: fr
* Renamed: tr -> tr-TR

Other:
* Added implementation of opt-in telemetry that is part of my academic research.

More info:
https://github.com/RequestPolicy/requestpolicy/issues?milestone=22&state=closed

Version 0.5.26 146.4 kB Works with Firefox 4.0 and later, SeaMonkey 2.1 and later

Bug fixes:
* Links from Firefox's new about:newtab page were blocked.
* Links from view-source pages were blocked. This fix is only partial: cross-domain links that aren't otherwise whitelisted are still blocked.

More info: https://github.com/RequestPolicy/requestpolicy/issues?milestone=21&state=closed

Version 0.5.26b1 146.4 kB Works with Firefox 4.0 and later, SeaMonkey 2.1 and later

Bug fixes:
* Links from Firefox's new about:newtab page were blocked.
* Links from view-source pages were blocked. This fix is only partial: cross-domain links that aren't otherwise whitelisted are still blocked.

More info: https://github.com/RequestPolicy/requestpolicy/issues?milestone=21&state=closed

Version 0.5.25 146.4 kB Works with Firefox 4.0 and later, SeaMonkey 2.1 and later

Bug fixes:
* Requests to moz-filedata: and blob: were blocked. This caused problems with, for example, pdf.js.

Extension compatibility:
* Dr. Web Link Checker's popup window had blocked content that couldn't be easily whitelisted.

More info: https://github.com/RequestPolicy/requestpolicy/issues?milestone=20&state=closed

Version 0.5.25b2 160.8 kB Works with Firefox 4.0 and later, SeaMonkey 2.1 and later

Bug fixes:
* Requests to moz-filedata: URLs were blocked.
* Requests to blob: URLs were blocked.

Extension compatibility:
* Add compatibility rules for Dr. Web Link Checker

More info: https://github.com/RequestPolicy/requestpolicy/issues?milestone=20&state=closed

Version 0.5.25b1 160.8 kB Works with Firefox 4.0 and later, SeaMonkey 2.1 and later

Bug fixes:
* Requests to moz-filedata URLs were blocked.

Extension compatibility:
* Add compatibility rules for Dr. Web Link Checker

More info: https://github.com/RequestPolicy/requestpolicy/issues?milestone=20&state=closed

Version 0.5.24 146.4 kB Works with Firefox 4.0 and later, SeaMonkey 2.1 and later

Bug fixes:
* Infinite loop when a redirection cycle is encountered, even if that redirection cycle isn't an infinite loop.
* "Error: childDocument is null" in RequestUtil.jsm

More info: https://github.com/RequestPolicy/requestpolicy/issues?state=closed&page=1&milestone=19

Version 0.5.24b1 146.4 kB Works with Firefox 4.0 and later, SeaMonkey 2.1 and later

Bug fixes:
* Infinite loop when a redirection cycle is encountered, even if that redirection cycle isn't an infinite loop.
* "Error: childDocument is null" in RequestUtil.jsm

More info: https://github.com/RequestPolicy/requestpolicy/issues?state=closed&page=1&milestone=19

Version 0.5.23 146.4 kB Works with Firefox 4.0 and later, SeaMonkey 2.1 and later

Bug fixes:
* Whitelist bypass through certain javascript submitted forms (reported by Mike Cardwell of grepular.com)
* Error console: gBrowser.addProgressListener was called with a second argument
* For new installations, add-on bar isn't displayed after restart
* Firefox Sync compatibility rules were no longer applied because Sync is now built-in (not an extension)

Enhancements:
* Updated pt-BR and tr-TR locales.

Extension conflicts:
* SimilarWeb: requests between different domains owned by SimilarWeb were blocked

More details: https://www.requestpolicy.com/version/0.5.23

Version 0.5.23b3 146.4 kB Works with Firefox 4.0 and later, SeaMonkey 2.1 and later

Bug fixes:
* Whitelist bypass through certain javascript submitted forms (reported by Mike Cardwell of grepular.com)
* Error console: gBrowser.addProgressListener was called with a second argument
* For new installations, add-on bar isn't displayed after restart
* Firefox Sync compatibility rules were no longer applied because Sync is now built-in (not an extension)

Enhancements:
* Updated pt-BR and tr-TR locales.

Extension conflicts:
* SimilarWeb: requests between different domains owned by SimilarWeb were blocked

More details: https://www.requestpolicy.com/version/0.5.23

Changes since 0.5.23b2:
* Updated pt-BR and tr-TR locales.

Version 0.5.23b2 146.4 kB Works with Firefox 4.0 and later, SeaMonkey 2.1 and later

Bug fixes:
* Whitelist bypass through certain javascript submitted forms (reported by Mike Cardwell of grepular.com)
* Error console: gBrowser.addProgressListener was called with a second argument
* For new installations, add-on bar isn't displayed after restart
* Firefox Sync compatibility rules were no longer applied because Sync is now built-in (not an extension)

Extension conflicts:
* SimilarWeb: requests between different domains owned by SimilarWeb were blocked

More details: https://www.requestpolicy.com/version/0.5.23

Changes since 0.5.23b1:
* Always apply Firefox Sync rules because Sync is now built-in (not an extension)
* Work around SeaMonkey bug causing errors to show in the error console.

Version 0.5.23b1 146.4 kB Works with Firefox 4.0 and later, SeaMonkey 2.1 and later

Bug fixes:
* whitelist bypass through certain javascript submitted forms (reported by Mike Cardwell of grepular.com)
* error console: gBrowser.addProgressListener was called with a second argument
* for new installations, add-on bar isn't displayed after restart

Extension conflicts:
* SimilarWeb: requests between different domains owned by SimilarWeb were blocked

More details: https://www.requestpolicy.com/version/0.5.23

Version 0.5.22 146.4 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later, Mobile 0.1 - 1.0.*, SeaMonkey 2.0a and later

Bug fixes:
* Whitelist bypass through view-source URLs.
* Refresh string parsing fails on Firefox 5+.
* "Get Addons" page has begun loading resources from a new destination which was being blocked.

Extension conflicts:
* Update extension compatibility rules for Norton Toolbars.

Details: https://www.requestpolicy.com/version/0.5.22

Version 0.5.22b2 146.4 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later, Mobile 0.1 - 1.0.*, SeaMonkey 2.0a and later

Bug fixes:
* Whitelist bypass through view-source URLs.
* Refresh string parsing fails on Fx 5.
* "Get Addons" page has begun loading resources from a new destination which was being blocked.

Extension conflicts:
* Update extension compatibility rules for Norton Toolbars.

Version 0.5.21 146.4 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later, Mobile 0.1 - 1.0.*, SeaMonkey 2.0a and later

Extension conflicts resolved:
* Firefox Sync account setup captcha blocked.

Bugs fixed:
* On Firefox 3.6, we performed our profile-after-change work twice.

Other changes:
* On Firefox 4, add a toolbar button to the addon bar rather than using a status bar icon.
* Removed the option to use the alternative status bar icon (an image that said "RequestPolicy" instead of the flag icon).

More info: https://www.requestpolicy.com/version/0.5.21

Version 0.5.21b1 146.4 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later, Mobile 0.1 - 1.0.*, SeaMonkey 2.0a and later

Bugs fixed:
* Firefox 3.6 performed profile-after-change work twice.

Extension conflicts resolved:
* Firefox Sync account setup captcha blocked.

Enhancements:
* Enable toolbar button by default in Firefox 4 (it's placed in the addon bar).
* Use only toolbar button, not status bar icon, for Firefox 4.

More info: https://www.requestpolicy.com/version/0.5.21

Version 0.5.20 143.4 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later, Mobile 0.1 - 1.0.*, SeaMonkey 2.0a - 2.1b3

Bugs fixed:
* Users should not be able to allow redirects to javascript URIs.
* Preferences window not tall enough on Mac.
* xml+xsl pages broken.
* Blocked content notification (the flag) stuck on one color after closing print preview window with window's "X" button.

Enhancements:
* Updated locales.
* Allow removing status bar/addon bar icon.

Misc:
* Various xul element IDs made more specific to avoid namespace clutter.
* Typeless request log iframe given type="chrome" (though AMO still shows warning "Typeless iframes/browsers must be local").

Version 0.5.20b1 143.4 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later, Mobile 0.1 - 1.0.*, SeaMonkey 2.0a - 2.1b3

Bug fixes:
* Flag color no longer reflected tab's blocked request state after print preview had been opened and closed.

Enhancements:
* Updated locales.

Version 0.5.20a1 165.9 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later, Mobile 0.1 - 1.0.*, SeaMonkey 2.0a - 2.1b3

Bug fixes:
* Users should not be able to allow redirects to javascript URIs.
* Preferences window not tall enough on Mac.
* xml+xsl pages broken.
* AMO validation warning: Typeless iframes/browsers must be local.
* Various xul element IDs needed more specific naming to avoid namespace clutter.

Enhancements:
* Allow removing status bar/addon bar icon.

Version 0.5.19 142.3 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later, Mobile 0.1 - 1.0.*, SeaMonkey 2.0a - 2.1b3

Bug fixes:
* Cross-site redirects from favicon requests bypass whitelist.
* Redirection to protocol-relative URLs can bypass the whitelist. (Thanks, Mike Cardwell, for discovering and reporting this.)
* Some missing image indicators have very small width.
* Missing image indicators unreliable on Firefox 4.
* Some context menu sections and status icon respond to right clicks, showing another menu.
* Non-integer meta refresh delay considered invalid.
* Occasional error removing history listener when closing window.
* "File Not Found" about:neterror page shown when blocked redirect has "Content-Disposition: attachment;".

Enhancements:
* Remember position on page reload.
* Show redirect notification for any blocked top-level document requests (e.g. javascript sets document.location).
* Show alt text on mouseover of missing image indicator (alt text added to title attribute).

Extension conflicts:
* Observation of https-everywhere URL rewrites incorrectly handled URLs with fragments.
* Requests from Update Scanner blocked and can't be whitelisted through the RequestPolicy menu.
* Local validation requests by Web Developer extension blocked.

More info: https://www.requestpolicy.com/version/0.5.19

Version 0.5.19b2 142.3 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later, Mobile 0.1 - 1.0.*, SeaMonkey 2.0a - 2.1b3

Extension conflicts:
* Observation of https-everywhere URL rewrites incorrectly handled URLs with fragments.

Version 0.5.19b1 142.3 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later, Mobile 0.1 - 1.0.*, SeaMonkey 2.0a - 2.1b3

Bug fixes:
* Redirection to protocol-relative URLs can bypass the whitelist. (Thanks, Mike Cardwell, for discovering and reporting this.)

Version 0.5.19a4 142.3 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later, Mobile 0.1 - 1.0.*, SeaMonkey 2.0a - 2.1b3

Bug fixes:
* Some missing image indicators have very small width.
* Missing image indicators unreliable on Firefox 4.

Enhancements:
* Show alt text on mouseover of missing image indicator (alt text added to title attribute).
* Show redirect notification for any blocked top-level document requests (e.g. javascript sets document.location).

Version 0.5.19a2 141.3 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later, Mobile 0.1 - 1.0.*, SeaMonkey 2.0a - 2.1b3

Extension conflicts:
* Requests from Update Scanner blocked and can't be whitelisted through the RequestPolicy menu

Version 0.5.19a1 141.3 kB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later, Mobile 0.1 - 1.0.*, SeaMonkey 2.0a - 2.1b2

Bug fixes:
* cross-site redirects from favicon requests not subject to restriction (#183)
* some context menu sections and status icon respond to right clicks, showing another menu (#148)
* non-integer meta refresh delay considered invalid (#177)
* occasional error removing history listener when closing window (#175)

Extension conflicts:
* local validation requests by Web Developer extension blocked (#168)

Enhancements:
* remember position on page reload (#170)