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A giant step backwards..

2004-01-30 13:22:22.525605+00 by meuon 2 comments

Microsoft advocates TYPING IN url's.. http://support.microsoft.com/d...ult.aspx?scid=kb;%5Bln%5D;833786

"Do not click any hyperlinks that you do not trust. Type them in the Address bar yourself."

And: Microsoft resorts to Java:

"Use a JScript command in Internet Explorer. In the Address bar, type the following command, and then press ENTER: javascript:alert("Actual URL address: " + location.protocol + "//" + location.hostname + "/");

To verify website addresses..

The best reccomendation: Use another Brower! (and operating system if you can)

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#Comment Re: A giant step backwards.. made: 2004-01-30 17:26:39.912166+00 by: Dan Lyke

Over on /. an anonymous coward writes:

Sorry it took me so long to reply to this... (Score:1, Funny)
by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 30, @08:03AM (#8135300)

My hands cramped up about halfway through typing http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb; %5Bln%5D;833786 . :)

#Comment Re: A giant step backwards.. made: 2004-01-30 23:54:36.729814+00 by: Dori

Pet peeve: JScript is MS's version of JavaScript, not their version of Java.