November 11th, 2001, 07:24 AM
Microsoft.com and Opera Conflic... Evil scheme?
In the main page, the code for the link I clicked (happens with some others) is:
<table width="176" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0"><tr><td class="flyoutLink"
Which, as you can see, is loaded. Now, WITHIN ctredir.js, I find:
<BODY onload="loadPage(100, 1000);"
BGCOLOR="#FFFFFF" TOPMARGIN="0" LEFTMARGIN="0"
MARGINWIDTH="0" MARGINHEIGHT="0" TEXT="#000000">
if (!objLink) return;
if (!objLink.LinkID || !objLink.href) return;
var LinkText = (objLink.innerText)?objLink.innerText:objLink.all(0).alt;
if (!LinkText || typeof(LinkText)=="undefined") return;
LinkText = jsTrim(LinkText);
if (LinkText=="") return;
// override link's HREF and send on its way
// For Link Text - take innerText if available, or ALT if image
// Sometimes with slow browser reaction and rapid clicks this can get called more than once -
// ensure there's no repetition.
if (objLink.href.toString().indexOf("CTRedir") < 0)
objLink.href = "/isapi/CTRedir.asp?type=CT&source=WWW&sPage="
+ ((objLink.LinkID)?escape(objLink.LinkID):"") + "|"
+ ((objLink.LinkArea)?escape(objLink.LinkArea):"") + "|"
+ ((objLink.LinkGroup)?escape(objLink.LinkGroup):"") + "|"
+ "&tPage=" + objLink.href;
Edit: Edited so smileys are disabled... one or two weird things caused by them, also tried to remove the super-long lines that extended browser windows.
[HvC]Terr: L33T Technical Proficiency
November 11th, 2001, 07:34 AM
I tried the same thing, and couldn't get the same results, and I am running 5.12 as well.
November 12th, 2001, 02:30 AM
November 12th, 2001, 04:18 AM
Hey Terr check this out it was in the news 2 weeks ago and I put up the thread
Basically it's Microsoft's way of eliminating competition by not letting certain browsers have access, but if you notice you use IE it works perfect.
Could you e-mail me that code So I could look at it, I find that very interesting, that is happening.
November 12th, 2001, 09:42 AM
yeah, you also can't access hotmail.com with Opera, also I had some problems when making pages with Frontpage that it wouldn't load the webpage untill i removed the little frontpage tage out of the top of it.
\" If U Can Think It It Can be Done \"
November 12th, 2001, 03:00 PM
I personally use Konqueror most of the time, except at college where I have to use IE. It is possible in Opera to change the text string sent out by the browser to allow access to IE-only sites - in fact MS themselves once used this trick when Netscape was the most popular browser!
Hope this helps, sorry if it seems a bit long-winded and ranting.
November 12th, 2001, 04:34 PM
Didn't someone early say that.
Jusk kidding well terr there is your double check to see what is going on.
November 12th, 2001, 06:04 PM
And yes i know that this has already been said, but what the hell.
There\'s no sense in being Pessimistic...it would never work anyway.
November 12th, 2001, 09:34 PM
Well, I just went to the site and the same ****ed up reload thing happened to my Opera browser. I did read that article freeOn put up, sorta skimmed it actually... Isn't it illegal for Microsoft to do shady stuff like that?...and I don't remember, does Opera have an upgrade for it?
November 13th, 2001, 08:40 AM
An interesting note:
I read the article that pwaring posted and followed the link to the XHTML page... and my IE6 shat itself.. couldn't render crap....
To Microsoft: Who Doesn't support XHTML?!?!
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