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Old March 5th 08, 06:39 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.internet
Mike M
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Default Using the MVP's Hosts file causes problem...

You are the only person I am aware of that has problems when viewing the
BBC web site with the MVP hosts file installed since the hosts file blocks
NOTHING from the BBC web site other than their stats server.

Why you should want to use a hosts file yet allow access to the
ad.doubleclick.net web site amazes me and shows, IMO, a failure to
understand the purpose of using a hosts file to prevent the unwanted
display of advertisements. As I have previously indicated, and you have
chosen to ignore, I believe your problems are local and have nothing to do
with the BBC web site nor use of a hosts file.
--
Mike Maltby



Ben none wrote:

But it didn't satisfy me.

I have restored the hosts file to its original content; switched to
using Mozilla Firefox as my default browser and installed AdBlock
Plus and several allied extensions. Having done this I am now able to
control the manner in which web pages display - especially the BBC
News page (which prompted this thread) without resorting to placing
limits on the MVP's hosts file.


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Old March 5th 08, 11:04 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.internet
Ben
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Default Using the MVP's Hosts file causes problem...

And when using Internet Explorer with the MVP's hosts file restored to its
original content:

In Internet Options | Security tab | Internet Zone | Custom Level under
Scripting:

Active scripting - Disable
Allow paste operations via script - Enable
Scripting of Java applets - Enable

In the context of my initial post in this thread:

"With the Hosts file de-activated this website displays normally:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/ ,
however, on activation of the file, a white space appears across the top of
the page with the word 'Advertisement' showing twice together with a spacing
in the left hand links bar.

I have tried deleting the three references to the bbc in the hosts file but
this has no effect."

The changes, outlined above, allow me to open the (linked) web page without
the "white space appears across the top of the page with the word
'Advertisement' showing twice together with a spacing in the left hand links
bar".

It was, as you have said, Mike, a "local" problem - the result of a recent
format/install and my failure (I forgot) to amend the settings in Internet
Options from their installed defaults.

http://www.geocities.com/cowichancricket/MNG3.gif

Thanks for the 'pushing'

Ben.


"Mike M" wrote in message
...
| You are the only person I am aware of that has problems when viewing the
| BBC web site with the MVP hosts file installed since the hosts file blocks
| NOTHING from the BBC web site other than their stats server.
|
| Why you should want to use a hosts file yet allow access to the
| ad.doubleclick.net web site amazes me and shows, IMO, a failure to
| understand the purpose of using a hosts file to prevent the unwanted
| display of advertisements. As I have previously indicated, and you have
| chosen to ignore, I believe your problems are local and have nothing to do
| with the BBC web site nor use of a hosts file.
| --
| Mike Maltby
|
|
|
| Ben none wrote:
|
| But it didn't satisfy me.
|
| I have restored the hosts file to its original content; switched to
| using Mozilla Firefox as my default browser and installed AdBlock
| Plus and several allied extensions. Having done this I am now able to
| control the manner in which web pages display - especially the BBC
| News page (which prompted this thread) without resorting to placing
| limits on the MVP's hosts file.
|


 




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