Curious Javascript at bottom of my web-page

Discussion in 'HTML' started by patrick j, Sep 9, 2006.

  1. patrick j

    patrick j Guest

    Hi

    I've put up a very simple web-page with a bit of info about an accessory for bicycles. This is just so I can point interested parties at this rather than typing it all out again each time.

    Anyway at the bottom of the very simple HTML a javascript has appeared.

    I can't think of anything that it could actually do and I guess it has been put there automatically by my ISP and web-space provider.

    I tried deleting it but it just returns.

    I'd be grateful if someone here would tell me what the following javascript is for?

    I've pasted it in exactly as it was on the web-page. There seems to be a second line which just has an opening script tag and a closing one but nothing in it.

    Thank you for your assistance on this one :)

    <script language="javascript">document.write('<img src="http://sitebuilder.orange.co.uk/servlets/istat?site=patrickjames&page=/scottoiler.html&outil=ftpweb&n='+Math.round(Math.random()*100000)+'" width=1 height=1>');</script>
    <script language="javascript"></script>
    --
    Patrick
    Brighton, UK
    patrick j, Sep 9, 2006
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  2. patrick j wrote:

    > I've put up a very simple web-page ...


    The URL?

    > I'd be grateful if someone here would tell me what the following
    > javascript is for?
    > <snip>
    > <script language="javascript">document.write('<img src="http://sitebuilder.orange.co.uk/servlets/istat?site=patrickjames&page=/scottoiler.html&outil=ftpweb&n='+Math.round(Math.random()*100000)+'" width=1 height=1>');</script>
    > <script language="javascript"></script>


    Looks to me as if it is a counter-stat implanted by your ISP's free web
    spaces. Again, the URL would help.

    --
    -bts
    -Motorcycles defy gravity; cars just suck.
    Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Sep 9, 2006
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  3. patrick j

    patrick j Guest

    On Sat, 9 Sep 2006 16:40:31 +0100, Beauregard T. Shagnasty wrote
    (in article
    <PfBMg.89408$>):

    > patrick j wrote:
    >
    >> I've put up a very simple web-page ...

    >
    > The URL?


    Good point :)

    < http://patrickjames.mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/scottoiler.html>


    >> I'd be grateful if someone here would tell me what the following
    >> javascript is for?
    >> <snip>
    >> <script language="javascript">document.write('<img
    >> src="http://sitebuilder.orange.co.uk/servlets/istat?site=patrickjames&page=/
    >> scottoiler.html&outil=ftpweb&n='+Math.round(Math.random()*100000)+'"
    >> width=1 height=1>');</script>
    >> <script language="javascript"></script>

    >
    > Looks to me as if it is a counter-stat implanted by your ISP's free web
    > spaces. Again, the URL would help.


    If it is a counter-stat does that mean it is counting visits?



    --
    Patrick
    Brighton, UK
    patrick j, Sep 9, 2006
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  4. patrick j wrote:

    > On Sat, 9 Sep 2006 16:40:31 +0100, Beauregard T. Shagnasty wrote:
    >
    >> patrick j wrote:
    >>> I've put up a very simple web-page ...

    >>
    >> The URL?

    >
    > Good point :)
    >
    > < http://patrickjames.mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/scottoiler.html>


    Thanks. Just wanted to be sure there wasn't something else in there you
    may not have mentioned.

    >>> I'd be grateful if someone here would tell me what the following
    >>> javascript is for?
    >>> <snip>
    >>> <script language="javascript">document.write('<img
    >>> src="http://sitebuilder.orange.co.uk/servlets/istat?site=patrickjames&page=/
    >>> scottoiler.html&outil=ftpweb&n='+Math.round(Math.random()*100000)+'"
    >>> width=1 height=1>');</script>
    >>> <script language="javascript"></script>

    >>
    >> Looks to me as if it is a counter-stat implanted by your ISP's free web
    >> spaces. Again, the URL would help.

    >
    > If it is a counter-stat does that mean it is counting visits?


    It does appear to be just that, a stat device. Notice it calls a 1x1
    pixel image, but also transmits your site name and specific page to your
    host. We can assume it is keeping a record of all visitors [who have
    JavaScript enabled]. You may have a control panel on your host server to
    view the stats.

    The additional empty script block appears to be just a mistake.

    --
    -bts
    -Motorcycles defy gravity; cars just suck.
    Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Sep 9, 2006
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