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10.4: View hidden link destinations
Authored by: aranor on Jul 06, '05 12:26:12AM

I agree that it's annoying, but I think you're blowing it waaay out of proportion. If you can't tell where a link goes, don't click on it. And even if you do, the worst it can do is make you download something you didn't intend to download. And so what? It shows up in your downloads window, you can see it, you can cancel the download or select the file in the Finder and trash it. It's no big deal. And especially not for downloading applications and the like, because Safari will prompt you if you really want to download it.



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10.4: View hidden link destinations
Authored by: eforiv on Jul 06, '05 07:19:57AM

as a web developer it just aggravates me since there is no reason to go to those lengths under any normal circumstance to obfuscate your code to that degree.

multiple nested frames, nested divs and spans, javascript to hide code, javascript to eliminate control click, javascript to clear the clipboard . that many twists and turns should cause the browser to pop some sort of warning.

and while apple has made changes to keep from auto loading dashboard widgets like it used to just from a simple link click... you don't know what OS X exploits haven't been found yet or are going to be in the future.

I feel taking steps to keep the browser *in check* ahead of the problem is sane sense.



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