adBlocker domain exceptions should not strip out www subdomain
There are some sites for which the
wwwsubdomain is not merely an alias for the base domain, and where you may wish to whitelist the
wwwsubdomain without whitelisting all subdomains.
My specific use-case involves Tumblr: I had whitelisted uBlock Origin on
www.tumblr.com(where the user's posting interface lives, but where no public Tumblr page lives, all of them being on separate subdomains of
tumblr.com), because it was running slowly and I wanted to keep as many extensions as possible from running there while I was trying to edit a post. I do not, however, want to whitelist my ad-blocker on every single Tumblr page, which is what whitelisting
www) would do; when I enter
www.tumblr.comin the exceptions list, it is transformed to
tumblr.com, and it should not be.
I actually post to Tumblr very rarely, so I decided, instead, to just not whitelist Tumblr at all.
When you know that some sites have www1,www2, .... then you can consider it similar to subdomains or different domains.
For example http://www.idealzanussiservice.com Ideal Zanussi Maintenance in Alexandria is similar to http://idealzanussiservice.com Zanussi Maintenance in Alexandria but both fitched from different servers.
So i agree completely with you.