[Foundation-l] Wikipedia tracks user behaviour via third party companies

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Fri Jun 5 01:29:43 UTC 2009

2009/6/5 Neil Harris <usenet at tonal.clara.co.uk>:
> Thomas Dalton wrote:
>> 2009/6/4 Jon <scream at nonvocalscream.com>:
>>> Has apache/proxy level filtering been considered?
>> Filtering for what? Javascript is executed client-side, ie. after the
>> page has gone through the apache servers/proxies.
> Filtering to remove _all_ Javascript, other than references to
> statically maintained Javascript files maintained by Mediawiki's developers.

Well, that's certainly possible, but there are a large number of
legitimate and worthwhile uses of custom javascript. Things like
Twinkle are done with custom javascript and many members of the
community find such tools extremely useful.

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