TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: AOL to Block Identity Theft Sites

Re: AOL to Block Identity Theft Sites
21 Apr 2005 23:24:00 GMT

In article <>, Ed Clarke
<> wrote:

> On 2005-04-20, mc <> wrote:

>> In my opinion, all browsers should block or warn about references of the
>> form:

>> <a href="xxxxx">yyyyy</a>
>> where yyyyy is a URL that does not match xxxxx.
>> Simple - why don't they do it?

> Virtual hosts. I have half a dozen websites on a single IP; costs my
> customers less for web hosting. The only time it makes a difference
> is for vanity -- reverse host maps to forward host -- or for SSL. >

He wasn't talking about matching IP addresses. He was talking about
HTML link tags where the reference in the tag doesn't match the text
associated with the tag.

John Meissen

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