Beware the microbots!
Sun, 28 Sep 1997 07:17:54 +1000 (EST)
On Sun, 28 Sep 1997, Rachel Polanskis wrote:
> This is just another example of how MicroSoft takes something
> it does not own, and manipulates it for its own means.
> I do not consider them to be particularly good net.citizens
> if they are going to purvey such software for general use.
> In fact I rate it right up there with Floodgate.
> Something has to be done...
Oh, be that it were untrue.
Why am I compelled to believe this without even verifying
that IE4.0 does this? Because I'm a good Microsoft
'psychologist', that's why.
The Internet Community can now take drastic action
if it wishes. Even though the article advises against it,
if this appalling situation comes to the fruitition of
its mad scientist creators, the Community has but one
DENY IE4.0 ACCESS TO YOUR WEB SERVERS
Deny access in the CGI; deny access to flat pages
by insisting on an upgrade to your Web server that
allows "kill lists". Send back a page that says
"Error 499 Predatory access not allowed".
The only way to stop a parasitic blight is to
deny it a host to feed on.
[all opinions expressly my own, not of my employer]