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Re: A Popup! In Mozilla!
From: Xavier Beaudouin <kiwi () oav net>
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2004 11:38:25 +0200
Le 21 juil. 04, à 06:13, James Woodcock a écrit :
This might seem like it should be going to a webdev list, but there's
a possible security implication, so here goes;
In Mozilla 1.5 and FireFox 0.9 with the pop-up blocker turned on, I
get a pop-up! It's purporting to be an important notice from my
Network Administrator - you'll probably recognise it;
Looking at the source of the page, I see that the pop-up is being
generated by a <DIV> statement that comes after the closing </html>
tag which - I thought - was supposed to indicate the end of the
This is not a popup as you think it is... It is plain <div></> html
with html layers.
In fact you have think it is a popup because it looks like a Windows XP
dialog box. For example on other OS (OS X, Linux, W2k, .... whatever)
you see that this dialog box is not from browser but a fake one...
This kind of ads with layers are more and more common... See Lycos
webhosting for example, all ads are shown like this...
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