August 8, 2003

Notepad Popups

First time I’ve heard about this one: Notepad Popups.

A Notepad popup is a text window which is displayed by a HTML email message or Web page using the Windows Notepad utility….A Notepad popup Window is displayed in Internet Explorer using the “view-source:” protocol. This protocol takes a complete URL as an argument and displays the HTML source code of the URL in the Notepad utility.

He says that by calling view-source: in an <img> tag, anybody can create a plain-text popup that cannot be blocked. Luckily, it only works in Internet Explorer. And that’s only, what, 98% of the internet audience? No biggie.

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