- Nov 28, 2011
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For the time being, it appears Google is not going forward with this anti-ad-block spec in full force.It's Googles Manifest V3 declaration. From what I've read they're pulling the entire API so the interface to access those objects will be gone entirely.
It appears they're going to do it to Chromium so every browser that uses the base source code would be affected. My guess is that's why Brave and Vivaldi have started implementing their own ad blocking mechanism, because they're assuming it's a forgone conclusion.
The problem with forking the code base is you may lose community support and all the bug fixes and enhancements that go along with it. Or maybe the community starts a new fork and everyone begins using that to underpin their browsers, leaving Google on the outside looking in. That, to me, would be the ideal outcome.
The beta and dev versions of Google Chrome actually have a feature which can block the most egregious annoying ads which are hogging up too many resources.
A small fraction of heavyweight ads will start disappearing from websites in August.