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Postby guy » Sun Nov 24, 2013 1:50 pm

I had Wikipedia and Facebook open in separate tabs. NoScript cripples both, so I allow Wikipedia free reign and enable Facebook every time I log in. Just now I clicked a Wikipedia internal link and a piece of javascript on facebook kicked off briefly, its ID flicking up in the tab for the facebook page I had open. It doesn't seem to be repeatable. Was that some facebook spyware running in my browser or was it just a coincidence?

Possibly related though I don't see how, in the NoScript options XSS tab there is a list of anti-XSS protection exceptions, i.e. XSS scripts that NoScript allows. At present I have listed:

^https?://([a-z]+)\.google\.(?:[a-z]{1,3}\.)?[a-z]+/(?:search|custom|\1)\?
^https?://([a-z]*)\.?search\.yahoo\.com/search(?:\?|/\1\b)
^https?://[a-z]+\.wikipedia\.org/wiki/[^"<>\?%]+$
^https?://translate\.google\.com/translate_t[^"'<>\?%]+$
^https://secure\.wikimedia\.org/wikipedia/[a-z]+/wiki/[^"<>\?%]+$

Can anybody explain why these are here and whether I can restore XSS protections (i.e. remove some entries) without crippling my web browsing?
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Postby johnhudson » Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:31 pm

These are part of NoScript's protection; see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NoScript, section HTTPS enhancements.
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Postby Alex01UK » Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:07 pm

johnhudson wrote:These are part of NoScript's protection; see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NoScript, section HTTPS enhancements.


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