Re: Web bugs

From: Emlyn (onetel) (
Date: Mon Jul 03 2000 - 22:07:07 MDT

RE: Web bugsI don't know anything about style sheets; care to expand on this? Sounds like a simple and effective screening technique.

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Jonathan Reeves
  To: ''
  Sent: Monday, July 03, 2000 11:38 PM
  Subject: RE: Web bugs

  Why not just use a personal style sheet. Put a script on it that looks for webbugs and changes the html so that they are ignored by the browser.

  Should be easy enough to do in IE (might try it if I get a minute), dunno if Netscape supports this kind of thing though


  -----Original Message-----
  From: Emlyn (onetel) []
  Sent: 03 July 2000 07:55
  Subject: Re: Web bugs

  It should be possible to put together software which at least alerts the
  user of the presence of webbugs; scans HTML of the website, kicks up a stink
  if it sees 1x1 gifs which are from a different server to other content (esp
  the page itself), esp if it sees doubleclick's (or other big ad agencies)
  server refered to. By then it is too late of course, unless you can put a
  filter between your browser and the net, which can strip out that kind of
  crap before the browser gets hold of the page and goes asking for gif. Is
  that possible?


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