When will Safari be able to block these?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by AppleMatt, May 26, 2003.

  1. AppleMatt macrumors 68000

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    Wonderful, as if the flash 'lets-take-over-your-whole-screen-for-as-long-as-we-can' ads, some bright spark has come up with these:

    http://www.flyinads.com/

    Safari will be able to block these in a similar way to popups (javascript), but the question is, who gets there first, Apple implementing a filter or these becoming common place?

    AppleMatt

    [for those interested]:

    <script>function FlyInAd(){if(document.all)showModalDialog('http://www.FlyInAds.com/flyin.php?sample=1&serial=1053991131',window,'status:no; help:no');}</script>
    <b><a href=javascript:; onclick=FlyInAd();>Click here to see a sample Fly-In Ad right now.</a></b>
     
  2. CubeHacker macrumors 65816

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    Mozilla/Firebird doesn't seem affected by these (the demonstration on that page didn't work), so I don't see them being a problem as long as you don't use IE.
     
  3. AppleMatt thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah I'm on a PC at the moment (not at home), I haven't tried it with Safari yet, I'm assuming by the time it hits GM, everything will work.

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  4. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Re: When will Safari be able to block these?

    I'm using safari right now, and it don't show anything when I click on anything at all.
     
  5. celaurie macrumors 6502a

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    Re: Re: When will Safari be able to block these?

    Hrm, I'm not seeing anything either. Nor have I ever come across anything like what was described...
     
  6. AppleMatt thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Interesting...Well I'm back home now and tried it with safari...nothing happened.

    Is this a good thing or a bad thing, these aren't meant to be blocked like popups, so surely they should work, ie, is something wrong with safari's javascript.

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  7. F/reW/re macrumors 6502

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    Perhaps bacause there aint no ad. Nothing in Explorer or Opera on windows xp.
     
  8. AppleMatt thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It does on mine, a box flies in from one side of the screen and shakes, then displays a message.

    Check if Javascript is enabled, and it's the latest version.

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  9. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    The link they give is bad - the info I get on the link

    Run Script ";"

    Looks like they disabled the script.

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