Velocity Reviews - Computer Hardware Reviews

Velocity Reviews > Newsgroups > Programming > Javascript > Javascript blocking - opinions please

Reply
Thread Tools

Javascript blocking - opinions please

 
 
Jeff Mowatt
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
      10-21-2004
Hi all,

A few months ago I was creating a small amount of revenue for a charitable
effort from a referral program. Back in August it stopped producing results
and only recently I began looking into the way it worked

Basically the referrer provides a link to a cgi script, which I can't see
but I can see the result, specifically

http://www.ikobo.com/ref.cgi?r=myref

which returns the home page www.ikobo.com

In this page there is a javascript function which captures and saves
window.document.referrer in an <IMG>
statement

My observations were that referred links were recorded but no signups were
evident.

Now, I suddenly realised that since Microsoft brought out SP2 of XP,
Javascript would tend to be blocked unless specifically allowed. This is
what I would like an opinion on before I present my assertion to Ikobo, that
from the logon page, their dependence on Javascript means that in many
cases, affiliates links will generate no trace of activity.

I'm not going to publish their code on a public forum but by saving the home
page and opening with an editor, it can be found at the end of the body.

I wouldn't have done it this way myself, as far as I can see there's no more
security building the referrer linking within the main program, it might
have just as easily been done in the preceding cgi and held as a hidden
field. Either way, there's the potential for it to be altered as the warning
in the code indicates.

My problem isn't the code of course, it's getting the site to acknowledge
fault, though I have registered a BBB complaint about it

Jeff Mowatt


 
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
 
Jeff Mowatt
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
      10-21-2004
Correction:

This I believe, is what did the trick

http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;EN-US;251109

Jeff


 
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Switching from Non-Blocking to Blocking IO Christian Java 5 12-02-2007 11:24 PM
Non-blocking and semi-blocking Sockets class. nukleus Java 14 01-22-2007 08:22 PM
stealth-blocking, isp blocking website Dhruv Computer Security 9 01-25-2005 05:37 PM
Blocking and non blocking assignment in VHDL Hendra Gunawan VHDL 1 04-08-2004 06:03 AM
blocking i/o vs. non blocking i/o (performance) Andre Kelmanson C Programming 3 10-12-2003 02:09 PM



Advertisments