[FoRK] pop-ups in firefox?

Kelley kelley at inkworkswell.com
Fri Apr 1 16:11:18 PST 2005


At 05:45 PM 4/1/2005, Joe Barrera wrote:
>So since I've started looking at the source, I'm 3 for 3 for
>pop-up sites using the concat-and-eval method, and
>NOT leveraging plug-ins. This for example is the source
>from a page on snopes:
>
><SCRIPT LANGUAGE="javascript">
><!--
>var dc=document; var date_ob=new Date();
>dc.cookie='h2=o; path=/;';var bust=date_ob.getSeconds();
>if(dc.cookie.indexOf('e=llo') <= 0 && dc.cookie.indexOf('2=o') > 0){
>dc.write('<scr'+'ipt language="javascript" src="http://media.fastclick.net');
>dc.write('/w/pop.cgi?sid=1796&m=2&tp=2&v=1.8&c='+bust+'"></scr'+'ipt>');
>date_ob.setTime(date_ob.getTime()+43200000);
>dc.cookie='he=llo; path=/; expires='+ date_ob.toGMTString();} // -->
></SCRIPT>
>
>Looks like they're using a cookie so that you don't
>get their pop-up more than twice a day.
>
>- Joe

I didn't even notice at first since I sometimes run IE, Firefox, Netscape, 
and Opera all at once.

I was working on a Web site, testing with Firefox. So, I use an open IE 
browser to visit Snopes. The popup came up in a Firefox window! Grrrrrrrrr. 
I've had that happen a few times, where I was using Firefox but coding on 
the page forced IE to open, even though I hadn't been actively using it. 
When it's happened, I've just been too busy to look into it.

I also heard that Web developers are working on using Flash to collect 
data, though I can't bring up this site to save my life at the mo':

http://www.marketingvox.com/archives/2005/03/31/cookie_death_causes_search_for_successor/index.php



Kelley

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