[LINK] Firefox security settings invoked by google??

David Lochrin dlochrin at d2.net.au
Tue Jan 13 10:04:10 AEDT 2009

Using Firefox, I noticed that re-enabling Javascript then hitting the 'reload' button without closing the tab first leaves the "Javascript disabled" message on the screen.  Since deleting Norton cookies doesn't appear to have any effect, I suppose they must be tracking the TCP session, which would drop when the tab is deleted.  Otherwise it worked as one might expect.

However this doesn't shed much light on Fred's observations.  Perhaps it has something to do with NoScript?  Does NoScript action changes instantly?



On Tuesday 13 January 2009 08:33, Pilcher, Fred wrote:
> David wrote: 
> > As for the site in question, Norton have some information at 
> > https://safeweb.norton.com/report/show?url=indomedia.com  
> 0_o
> I opened the the site and started reading then, in a couple of seconds,
> the page reloaded. The information disappeared, replaced by "The web
> browser you are using does not have JavaScript enabled. In order to use
> this Web site, you must enable JavaScript in your browser. " (I'm using
> NoScript, and norton.com wasn't enabled.)
> After an appropriate double take, I temporarily enabled norton.com, and
> nothing changed. The page didn't return to its original condition, and
> the "Javascript disabled" message was still displayed. The only other
> script trying o run was Google Analytics, so I enabled that too. No
> change.
> I closed the tab and tried again - same thing. The page loaded normally,
> then changed to the "Javascript disabled" message.
> The technical term, I believe, is "WTF?" Is this just an example of the
> saying "any sufficiently advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from
> malice"?
> Fred 
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