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Block specific URL using match pattern with Chrome

Today we are going to learn about blocking some URL with Chrome. There are many use cases to block a specific URL, one of them is that you need to test your application behavior when your images are not accessible anymore for any reason. Chrome has provided a built-in feature to do this, let's discover it.

The steps

1 - To access the DevTools, open a web page in Google Chrome and Right-click on any page and select Inspect.
2 - Click on three-dots icon ( at the top right of the DevTools).
3 - Navigate to more tools option.
4 - Click on the Request blocking option.
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5- A new section is opened like the below image:
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Click on Add pattern. This will show up a text field.
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In the text field, you can write down any specific URL to block for example, Or you can use a pattern such as https://**, this will block any subdomain of websiteToBlock as long as the path starts with /foo and uses https schema. For more details about Match patterns, you can follow these references from Google Chrome and Mozilla.

Have a nice testing day.

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