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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 document.

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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