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Re: unasked for downloads?

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2002 13:03:14 -0500
Message-Id: <200203191803.NAA1302710@smtp2.mail.iamworld.net>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
That's curious.  What I got [Lynx 2.8.2rel.1 (01 Jun 1999) on Win98 SE]
was:

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Warner Bros. Originals - The Multipath Adventures of Superman in 3D

   Warner Bros. and Brilliant Digital Entertainment (BDE) team up to
   bring you all new interactive 3D movies starring Superman. Fans of
   animation, comic books, TV, music and video games will love directing
   the action in the 3D animated multipath adventures of Superman, KISS
   and Xena.
   You do not seem to have Javascript enabled, or you have an extremely
   old browser.
   You need Javascript to use warnerbros.com.
   Please enable it in your browser preferences and return to
   [1]WarnerBros.com,
   or [2]Click here to download a browser with Javascript.
   
   [3][(1)__WB Online...] Home Originals Movies DVD/Video Television
   Looney Tunes Kids Music DC Comics Community Shop
   
                           [4]Ebay - Click Here! 
                                      
                                  [EMBED]
                                      
   [EMBED]
   
        [5]Harry Potter on VHS & DVD May 28th! [6]www.egreetings.com
                           [7]www.warnerbros.com 
                                      
              TM &  2001 [8]Warner Bros. | [9]Privacy Policy

References

   Visible links
   1. http://www.warnerbros.com/
   2. http://www2.warnerbros.com/pages/entry/download_browser.jsp
   3. form field = popup menu
   4. http://www2.warnerbros.com/event.ng/Type=click&ProfileID=6431&RunID=23587&AdID=11360&TagValues=199.3139.3207.3212.3291.3395&FamilyID=1731&GroupID=470&Redirect=http:%2F%2Fadfarm.mediaplex.com%2Fad%2Fck%2F711-582-1593-2
   5. http://www2.warnerbros.com/event.ng/Type=click&ProfileID=6495&RunID=29561&AdID=15862&GroupID=477&FamilyID=2478&TagValues=199.3139.3198.3207.3211.3291.3395&Redirect=http:%2F%2Fharrypotter.warnerbros.com%2Fwizardshop%2Fwizard_dvd.html

   6. http://www2.warnerbros.com/event.ng/Type=click&ProfileID=6495&RunID=29307&AdID=15634&GroupID=477&FamilyID=1329&TagValues=199.3139.3200.3207.3211.3291.3395&Redirect=http:%2F%2Fwww.egreetings.com
   7. http://www2.warnerbros.com/event.ng/Type=click&ProfileID=6495&RunID=28792&AdID=15060&GroupID=477&FamilyID=2341&TagValues=199.3139.3201.3207.3211.3291.3395&Redirect=http:%2F%2Fwww.wbmoviemail.com
   8. http://www.warnerbros.com/
   9. http://www2.warnerbros.com/main/cmp/privacy_URD.html

   Hidden links:
  10. http://www2.warnerbros.com/event.ng/Type=click&ProfileID=6495&RunID=29560&AdID=15848&GroupID=477&FamilyID=2479&TagValues=199.3139.3199.3207.3211.3291.3395&Redirect=http:%2F%2Fwww2.warnerbros.com%2Fweb%2Fshowtime%2Fcontest.jsp

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Jonathan:  Your browser might be set to download the player reference automatically on encountering an embedded object for which you don't have the player.  Or the Flash might have seemed like a download to you.  Do you have the Flash player installed?  If the author puts an onLoad script in a page, do you let your browser justDoIt?  How severe do you have your security settings?

Bob:  What's in your user agent string?  If you didn't get the "download javascript now" page you may have fooled the server into a different sniff than what it got from me.

Al

At 12:31 PM 2002-03-19 , Access Systems wrote:
>On Tue, 19 Mar 2002, Jonathan Chetwynd wrote:
>
>yes it appears to be some sort of download,  I have all automatic stuff
>turned off on my machine and it asked twice for cookies (no) then wanted
>to down load something, which I canceled rather than download. nothing
>resembling an internet page ever loaded and in fact when I refused the
>download it disconected me
>
>I was running  LYNX on a Linux machine
>
>Bob
>
>> on this page:
>> http://www2.warnerbros.com/web/actionclassics/superman.jsp?frompage=sitemap
>> i seemed to download a player without being asked, can someone please
>> confirm this?
>> or did I click too fast?
>> thanks
>> 
>> jonathan chetwynd
>> 
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>> 
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