[thelist] OT (?): alistapart.com

Charles McPhate charles at wasmer.com
Wed Mar 14 16:27:56 CST 2001

>I bet that's the following chunk of code, and I suspect you have your
>Security level set to "high":
><p class="ahem"><object class="ahem" type="text/html"
>data="javascript:''"><big>This site will look much better in a browser
>that supports <a href="http://www.webstandards.org/upgrade/"
>target="ala" title="The Web Standards Project's BROWSER UPGRADE
>initiative.">web standards</a>, but it is accessible to any browser or
>Internet device.</big>
>Does that help?

Somewhat. I have the latest browser (IE5.5/sp1), so I'm not getting the
upgrade message. I did, however, have my security level on "custom." When I
switched to medium, the message stopped. I've discovered that this page is
writing a file to my c:\temp directory called "datxx.tmp" (where xx is a
number). This is what was causing the pop-up because my customized settings
didn't allow it. 

Anyone know why this page would be writing a 1k file to my temp directory?
The file contains only one non-ASCII character.

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