[200q20v] blau website/browsers

Mike Miller MikeMilr at blackfoot.net
Tue Nov 13 22:21:18 EST 2001

PopUpKiller kills most of those annoying popup ads also and is configurable
as to what it kills.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Brett Dikeman" <brett at cloud9.net>
To: <quattro at audifans.com>
Cc: <200q20v at audifans.com>
Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2001 2:39 PM
Subject: [200q20v] blau website/browsers

> For those who regularly use Blau's site(Audi content), Opera(a
> commercial, non-free browser; ads in the toolbar go away if you give
> them about $30) has a nice little checkbox labelled "documents can
> open other documents."
> Uncheck it, and it prevents code in one HTML document from launching
> other windows like popups.  It needs refinement; unfortunately,
> popups with legitimate purposes(such as collecting
> username/passwords, etc) are more and more popular these days and
> many sites simply cannot be navigated with this option turned on, but
> 3 mouse clicks to turn it on before going to blau's site beats 30
> clicks while trying to navigate up+down the site.
> Opera(www.opera.com) is incredibly fast+efficient, I highly recommend
> it; it's like an S4 to a Caddilac.  Both have got all the toys, but
> one gets you there a hell of a lot faster.  Opera:
> -uses less RAM than IE(this resulted in a significant speedup on my
> mother's laptop, which runs Win98 and has about 16m of ram; it's
> ancient, and takes funky ram)
> -is available for MacOS(9 and X), Windows(all), and Linux
> -is completely standards compliant and up to date(IE is not; further,
> Opera has a function where you can "validate" a page and show the
> webmaster that no, in fact, it's not YOUR browser, it's THEIR
> non-compliant coding)
> -is about 9mb with java and 2-3 without.  IE 6?  Don't even ask, you
> don't want to know.
> -isn't manufactured by a company that continues to violate US laws
> and acts like it can do whatever the hell it wants(if you're fed up
> with MS, show it!)
> -you don't need to download 10MB updates to Opera every 7-10 days,
> you do for IE, or it seems that way :-)
> Despite being commercial and costing money(if you don't want to see
> ads), Opera is the most popular browser outside of IE and Netscape.
> iCab(www.icab.de I think), for MacOS 9&X only, is more refined in
> terms of blocking abilities; you can set what javascripts are allowed
> to do on a site name basis, with wildcards.  I believe that
> Omniweb(MacOS X only) has similar features.
> Blocking everything for *.x10.com was the first thing I did in iCab :-)
> <send soapbox>
> B
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