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Re: What triggers "A script modified the host part ..." warning?

From: Giuseppe Scrivano
Subject: Re: What triggers "A script modified the host part ..." warning?
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2008 12:02:55 +0100
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novakyu wrote:
So, when it says "A script modified the host part in a link in the
page. This can cause serious privacy problems", does that mean:

1) The link that I clicked to get to the website was such a redirect, or
2) IceCat looks through the page looking for Javascript codes that do
what you described?
It means that the page you got was obtained after you clicked on a link and this link was modified by a script.

The thing is, this behavior seems to happen more often than I would
expect (I certainly didn't expect it while browsing my own website,
since it doesn't have any Javascripts and any dynamic processing (some
shtml and Python) is done on server side), and if it's case (1), I can
imagine that happening if I follow wrong links to my website, but not
if it's case (2).
If your web site doesn't have any dynamic page then it is obviously an IceCat problem, can you post here how link are coded in your page? Are you sure the server part is not modified in any way?

P.S. The behavior doesn't seem very reproducible. I just tried loading
my website again, and this time, it doesn't show the warning. I tried
visiting through other websites, such as Google (but seeing your
explanation's Google's click-tracking shouldn't trigger this, since
they don't try to hide the fact that they redirect you through them)
or Facebook, but no luck.
Google does it, in fact the modify the link immediately after you click on it. As you can see in the status bar there is reported the original link but when you click there, your browser is redirected to another google web page.


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