Firefox fails to block pop up on chennaionline

RESOLVED INVALID

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Firefox
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major
RESOLVED INVALID
13 years ago
13 years ago

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(Reporter: xmltechnologist, Unassigned)

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Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.7) Gecko/20050414 Firefox/1.0.3
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.7) Gecko/20050414 Firefox/1.0.3

http://www.chennaionline.com/ produces a popup on first visit to this site. If
you like to reproduce the pop up, please delete all cookies and visit the page
again.

Additional Note:
I have seen many bug reports on pop ups and lot of them have been deemed invalid
by saying that they are not pop ups. Well may be its not a pop-up according to
the technical functionality that Firefox claims - but to the users like me, a
pop-up is  any window / ad / image that is obstructing the view of the webpage
visited. So, if the bug report that I am submitting does not fall under "pop up
blocking" please consider it a feature request and call it whatever the
developers agree on. Please note that to highlight this issue, the website I am
reporting is actually making mockery of the definition of "pop up" used by Firefox.





Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to URL http://www.chennaionline.com/
2.
3.

Actual Results:  
Pop up.

Expected Results:  
No popups.

Here is a screen shot of popup:
http: http://www.geocities.com/xmltechnologist/chennaionline.jpg

This is a new website and HTML source for index.html is ought to change daily.
Following is the HTML source for your analysis:

<html>

<head>




<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=windows-1252">
<meta name="GENERATOR" content="Microsoft FrontPage 4.0">
<meta name="ProgId" content="FrontPage.Editor.Document">
<title>Welcome to Chennai Online, a compendium of information about Chennai -
Brought to you by CIBS (P) Ltd., Chennai</title>
<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript1.1">
			function OpenAdWin()
				{
				BotwAdWin = window.open ("/cbrca/april/RCA400x400.htm",
"","top=0,left=0,menubar=no,toolbar=no,location=no,resizable=yes,width=405,height=405,status=yes,scrollbar=yes");
				BotwAdWin.blur();
				setTimeout("BotwAdWin.close();",60*1000);
				}
		</SCRIPT>
		<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript1.1">
			function hdfcnriWin()
				{
				hdfcnriWin = window.open ("/hdfc/hdfc300x250.asp",
"","top=0,left=0,menubar=no,toolbar=no,location=no,resizable=no,width=325,height=280,status=no,scrollbar=no");
				hdfcnriWin.blur();
				setTimeout("hdfcnriWin.close();",60*1000);
				}
		</SCRIPT>

		<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript1.1">
			function citybankpllocal()
				{
				citybankpllocalWin = window.open ("citibankpllocal.asp",
"","top=0,left=0,menubar=no,toolbar=no,location=no,resizable=no,width=390,height=260,status=no,scrollbar=no");
				citybankpllocalWin.blur();
				setTimeout("citybankpllocalWin.close();",60*1000);
				}
		</SCRIPT>
	<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript1.1">
			function sundaramlogout()
				{
				SundaramLogoutWin = window.open ("/sundaramlogout/logout1.htm",
"","top=0,left=0,menubar=no,toolbar=no,location=no,resizable=yes,width=280,height=300,status=yes,scrollbar=yes");
				SundaramLogoutWin.blur();
				setTimeout("SundaramLogoutWin.close();",60*1000);
				}
		</SCRIPT>

<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript1.1">
closetime = 20; // Close window after __ number of seconds?
// 0 = do not close, anything else = number of seconds 

function Start(URL, WIDTH, HEIGHT) {
windowprops = "left=0,top=0,width=" + WIDTH + ",height=" + HEIGHT;
preview = window.open(URL, "preview", windowprops);
if (closetime) setTimeout("preview.close();", closetime*1000);
}

function doPopup() {
url = "ompopup.asp";
width = 225; // width of window in pixels
height = 225; // height of window in pixels
delay =0; // time in seconds before popup opens
timer = setTimeout("Start(url, width, height)", delay*1000);
}
</script>

<!-- HDFC 330x250 popup banner starts on 19.3.2005 & repost date 4.4.2005-->
<script language='JavaScript' type='text/javascript'
src='http://66.235.180.59/Adserver/adpopup.php?n=ac08ac30&what=zone:159&popunder=1'></script>

</head>

Can't paste body of HTML page, its too big for Bugzilla's capacity.

Comment 1

13 years ago
With trunk build the popup is blocked. I do see a fake popup-window though, but
its a div styled to look like a window. Not a popup.

--> INVALID
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID

Comment 2

13 years ago
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050419
Firefox/1.0.4

I saw the fake popup, hit the x on it, activated a popup.  I should install
flashblock and test again.
(Reporter)

Comment 3

13 years ago
(In reply to comment #1)
> With trunk build the popup is blocked. I do see a fake popup-window though, but
> its a div styled to look like a window. Not a popup.
> 
> --> INVALID

Well.. is there any way to block or close these div styled windows? It is an
obstruction in reading the webpage content and very very annoying. I don't know
any way to read the content below it without clicking on it.. which will open
other windows. 

Comment 4

13 years ago
(In reply to comment #3)
> (In reply to comment #1)
> > With trunk build the popup is blocked. I do see a fake popup-window though, but
> > its a div styled to look like a window. Not a popup.
> > 
> > --> INVALID
> 
> Well.. is there any way to block or close these div styled windows? It is an
> obstruction in reading the webpage content and very very annoying. I don't know
> any way to read the content below it without clicking on it.. which will open
> other windows. 

Please ask this type question on http://forums.mozillazine.org, Bugzilla is not
a support website.

However, in the interest of being helpful, you can try
<http://adblock.mozdev.org>'s Adblock extension.  I can't gurantee that will
help, but it might block the JS designed to pop it up.  I can't make the popup
occur anymore (I even disabled adblock), but there's a good chance that next
time you see the fake popup, you can click the adblock tab in the lower right
(which is where it is by default) and find the elements of .js which are causing
this, and block their server or folder (so that if it's hosted by chennai
online, you can block the folder of the item that creates the popup).

As well, next time you could just upload the page as an attachment (after
submitting bug, hit 'Create a New Attachment'.
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