17.448 taking exception to popups

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Date: Thu Dec 11 2003 - 09:13:29 EST

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 448.
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             Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2003 14:04:51 +0000
             From: Humanist <dgants@rogers.com>
             Subject: FW: Pop-ups netiquette.

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    From: "Dr. David Harrison" <prospero@pncl.co.uk>
    Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2003 10:59:15 +0000
    To: dgants@rogers.com

    Common netiquette on the issue of links to sites that have pop-ups is
    usually to stick something like "(Pop-Ups)" after the link. Some sites have
    multiple pop-ups, others have animated gifs taken from third party servers
    that specialise in that sort of thing. These can take a while to pull,
    especially when they hail from an outsourced third-party server, and then
    longer to download if the user has a dial-up connection. A slow advertising
    pop-up can look like a Java/JavaScript window opening, and the latter can
    be disguised as the former.

    AFAIK, GeoCities pop-ups are harmless (but annoying). Online, small
    annoyances and delays seems to be more annoying than they probably are.


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