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Offline babyoh

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Re: Mysterious Disappearing Webpages
« on: November 26, 2005, 10:59:20 AM »
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i'm doing an affiliate program, and have to put a co's javascript code into some of my pages.

PROBLEM: 
the ad that results from the code ONLY SHOWS to me, when i'm on internet EPLORER, using XP as a Firewall.

in ALL OTHER situations (using Opera, Firefox, the symantec Firewall etc) -- the ad is INVISIBLE.

 ** IS THERE A VIRUS-SAFE SETTING I can use to see the page ads in these other browsers??? **
 :rose:

here's the code. i edited out the co's name & a few other things, since they are paranoid and have us agree to NON-Discolsure stuff --

<script type="text/javascript">
ads_pid=<THERE'S A NUMBER HERE>;ads_ps=<THERE'S A NUMBER HERE>;ads_zw=<THERE'S A NUMBER HERE>
<THERE'S A NUMBER HERE>;
<NAME OF COMPANY HERE>_zh=<THERE'S A NUMBER HERE>;
<CO NAME HERE>_jv='ads<CO NAME>.com';</script>
<script language="JavaScript" src="http:// --  URL APPEARS HERE  .js"></script>

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Re: Mysterious Disappearing Webpages
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2005, 11:23:53 AM »
babyoh,

As there are helpers here with much more experience than me on javascripts I limit my part of advices for the moment to the involvement of the Symantec Firewall.
Perhaps a longshot but I suggest that you check out if the AD-Blocking functionality is set to enabled or disabled when you use the Symantec Firewall.

Jason ;)
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Re: Mysterious Disappearing Webpages
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2005, 08:11:40 AM »
thanks, jason
 :rose:
turns out - i can ONLY see my page's ads if i TURN OFF NORTON FIREWALL AD-BLOCKER  completely. this is ONLY in int explorer. NOTHING i do gets them to show in FIREFOX, or OPERA (nothing = turning off "ad blocking" etc)

going thru settings, i noticed that renegade spyware had added about 50 ad-sites as "OK" to show ads -- instead of deleting them all, i manually set them to "BLOCK" (IS THIS OK, DOES ANYBODY KNOW?)

i think maybe i should be posting in the firewall section...
i can't delete THIS tho, and i don't wanna get a LandZDown "talking to" for posting TWO places... :chair:

anyway, i can't figure out how to OK the ads from my pages, since simply adding the URL as ad-safe or "OK" (in NORTON's FIREWALL) doesn't do anything. i also tried adding "/ads", ".ads" etc for that page, but nothing works. i may just be OUT OF LUCK, cuz of the form of the ad- in javascript.

BY THE WAY, thanks -  that other thing you recommended worked like a charm. i DID need to delete my explorer settings. something had messed with 'em. the NERVE
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Re: Mysterious Disappearing Webpages
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2005, 02:35:45 PM »
babyoh,
Great that you've been able to solve some of your problems! :thumbsup:

It's not crystal clear to me in which of your programs that Renegade had added those ad-sites as OK, but setting the sites to be blocked was the best solution. An entire remove of the sites would have given them a more neutral position, just like all other sites not yet validated in your program.

In your Opera browser you can configure your settings for the handling of javascripts from the meny under Tools, then Settings, choose Advanced and then View (or Display, cause I'm not sure about the exact names as I use Swedish in my Opera).

There's also an excellent Opera Wiki to be found here. If you take a look at the links for "EditingINIFiles" and "User Javascript" I'm certain that you'll find some ideas on how to move on with viewing your own javascripts in Opera.

I also recommend that you upgrade your Opera browser to the latest version 8.51 if you haven't already done that. The difference between versions 8.50 and 8.51 is that they've taken care of a newly discovered security flaw in 8.51.

Unfortunately I can't give you any suggestions on how to increase the performance of the javascript that you've been working with for that customer.

Jason ;)
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Re: Mysterious Disappearing Webpages
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2005, 03:54:15 PM »
Do you also have Java Script enabled to show in FF and Operas settings. Need to check in Tools>options>Web Features>>Enable Java (checked) and enable JaveScript(checked) Then also check into the settings of the Ad-Blockers. Check Tools>Adblock>Preferences, and see if all the java coding is listed in here. Sometimes, when some ad`s are manually blocked, it will block the java program from running altogether.
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« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2005, 09:29:04 AM »
WEIRD:
JAVASCRIPT is working fine in all three browsers; i added other javascpt code to my pages, and it renders PERFECTLY.

i must've changed a setting related to SECURITY or "AD BLOCKING" since i could see the disappearing ad at one time.

:Win73:
I CAN SEE THIS PERFECTLY IN ALL THREE BROWSERS:
<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript1.1" SRC="http://(URL HERE).dbm?pid=(THERE'S A NUMBER HERE)&bid=(THERE'S A # HERE)">
</SCRIPT>
<noscript><a href="http://(ANOTHER URL ENDING IN.com">Pay advertising[/url]</noscript>
<!-- End code -->


I CAN'T SEE THIS IN ANY BROWER -
<script type="text/javascript">
ads_pid=<THERE'S A NUMBER HERE>;ads_ps=<THERE'S A NUMBER HERE>;ads_zw=<THERE'S A NUMBER HERE>
<THERE'S A NUMBER HERE>;
<NAME OF COMPANY HERE>_zh=<THERE'S A NUMBER HERE>;
<CO NAME HERE>_jv='ads<CO NAME>.com';</script>
<script language="JavaScript" src="http:// --  URL APPEARS HERE  .js"></script>

 :rose:
one difference in the code, is the presence of so many "ADS" in the 2nd one. and underscores "_"

 :sos:
since Symantec FireWall is the problem, i went in there are tried these settings ( WHICH DIDN'T WORK!)

AD BLOCKING - CONFIGURE - ADVANCED, and added my page URL with the ADS, WEB CONTENTS OPTIONS, action ALLOW (ads)

i also set  my GOBAL settings all on permit, and for my
USER SETTINGS -- for just my ads page -- to PERMIT:   cookies, java applets, activexcontrols, pop-ads ups

 :rose:
in Sym Firewall, i selected my ads page url, chose ACTION, HTML STRING, and added url snippets for all the ADS combo's i could find, like "ads_ps" "ads_zw" "ads_" etc.
 :gah:
STILL NO ADS...