RE: Web bugs

From: Jonathan Reeves (
Date: Tue Jul 04 2000 - 02:09:18 MDT

Ooops, just realised you cant put script into style sheets. Instead you'd
have to set up a frame page which then loaded up the site you wanted to look
at. The frame page would contain the script to check the page before it is
loaded into the browser. Sounds like a lot of work, but then again, it
might be quite handy to have your own personal security filter in place.
Thoughts already for screening out banner ads, pop up windows etc...

Looks like I've talked myself into a new project. :)
Let you know if I make any progress.

-----Original Message-----
From: Emlyn (onetel) []
Sent: 04 July 2000 05:07
Subject: Re: Web bugs

I 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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