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Re: A Popup! In Mozilla!
From: Charles Richmond <cmr () iisc com>
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2004 09:47:43 -0400
Add the following to adblock
On Jul 21, 2004, at 1:44 AM, Dave King wrote:
This isn't a normal "popup" in that it doesn't open a new browser
window. All they're doing is placing this great animated gif over
the middle of the page using absolute positioning in the DIV tag.
Notice that it looks like an IE window even in Firefox. Really this
is a sneaky trick that is pretty annoying. I think this type of ad
placement is going to be hard to block since most of the time absolute
positioning images is just part of the normal page and has nothing to
do with ads, even though I guess at one time pop-ups were used
legitimately almost exclusively. At least this page seems to be
thoughtful enough to only display the ad the first time you visit it.
Tricky little devils aren't they (and getting trickier all the time).
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