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Hi all

This isn't a web design question but I'm asking here because you guys
understand web technologies.

Anyway, what is this new "IntelliTXT" bollox I've been seeing and is
there a way to kill it?


See the links for "monitors", "Internet", "security threat", "computers"
and "hard drive".

Although, they're not exactly links, are they? There's nothing in the
source for the page AFAICS.

The point is, I really, really hate these things because they're ugly,
useless and you only have to hover over them for a split second and an
ugly big tool-tip containing links and images pops up, affecting the
general responsiveness of the browser for a moment, presumably while the
tool-tips are loaded or generated. I use Firefox all of the time, so I'm
not sure how other browsers are affected, although I just checked the
page in IE6 and it behaved the same.

As if the pop-up window wasn't enough! It seems the advertiser's mission
is to find the most annoying way possible to smash surfers over the head
with ads.

Is there any way to block them, or stop the browser from honoring them

Thanks in advance

Re: IntelliTXT

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I don't see that behavior in Opera.  IIRC it's MS Smart Quotes, or
something like that.  That's one of the reasons I don't use IE.  I'm
surprised that Firefox is supporting them.

Adrienne Boswell
Please respond to the group so others can share

Re: IntelliTXT

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Look down the bottom of the source.

<script type="text/javascript"
src=" "></script>

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Stop your bowser from downloading anything from

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It's not. The whole thing is done with JavaScript, disable JS in IE or
FF and the 'links' vanish.


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