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Matt Riffle [mattriffle.com]
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Thursday January 17, 2008
05:01 PM

www.perl.com redirect?

[ #35414 ]

Hello, and welcome again to what is apparently the "something's wrong with perl.com" blog. In our last episode, the domain was on hold at the registry.

In today's exciting episode, or at least, as I type this, www.perl.com redirects to one of those spammy link farm pages.

Anyone know what's up with that?

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  • Maybe it depends on where you are in the world.

    Just now, somebody is asking about the same problem as you're having, on http://perlmonks.org/ [perlmonks.org].
  • Disable JavaScript before going to perl.com and everything will be fine. Looks like Grepblogs has put a redirect in their ad.
    • Indeed. The offending script is at the URL http://grepblogs.net/adx.js that is included in perl.com's home page.

      The first line of code in it, is

      top.location="http://...";

      (real URL obfuscated because I don't want to link to them.)

      Somebody should stop these rogue scripts.

      The reason why I didn't see it in Firefox is because of the NoScript extension: I have to explicitly allow every domain. I rarely if ever allow ad sites to run any Javascript. And here is a good example why.

  • The JavaScript has been commented out in the page source now.