If ASIO were reading this… Local Loonies Do Get Confused

Popup Update

February 24th, 2006 at 11:44pm

OK, I just worked it out (I Hope!). When I disabled the nedstat/webstats4u code by “commenting it out” in the footer template, the popups disappeared in my browser. Unfortunately, it would appear that Internet Explorer doesn’t understand HTML comments and tries to render them instead. It finally occured to me when I saw “–>” appearing next to the webstats4u icon in IE, that I had been so excited about getting rid of the popups that I only commented out that section of code, and forgot to remove it.

This appears to be a rendering bug (or feature) of Internet Explorer, that the standard “< --" and "-->” comment code is not treated as a comment, and instead treated as renderable code, which is why the popups continued to appear in Internet Explorer.

It should now be fixed (although a hard refresh using CTRL-F5 of the samuelgordonstewart.com homepage should force it). Again sorry about the inconvenience, I just never counted on that basic staple of usefulness being ignored by a browser.

Hopefully Internet Explorer will understand comments in version 7, but I’m not holding my breath on that one.


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  • 1. wonko the sane  |  February 25th, 2006 at 3:45 am

    Hi guys,

    I thought you might be interested to hear today’s news that an episode of Southpark has been delayed from airing in Australia due to the religious sensitivity surrounding the publication of the Muhommad cartoon in Denmark.

    Check out the link and some comments here:


    What’s your take, Sam?

  • 2. John B1_B5  |  February 25th, 2006 at 9:38 am

    No sign of popups at the moment Samuel .

  • 3. Chuck Berry  |  February 25th, 2006 at 12:57 pm

    I will check this out Wonka. Political and religious correctness and going way to far.

    I am getting no pop ups as I use a iMac G5 and use Firefox 1.5.1 as my browser. I get no spyware or adware either. “If you find something better switch to it”. Microsoft is substandard.


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