yahoo server generated code /won't validate

Discussion in 'HTML' started by shawn modersohn, Aug 16, 2005.

  1. The subject line is about the best I could come up with as a description
    to this little problem.

    Apparently my web hosting company (sbcyahoo) and whatever server they
    host their crap on likes to generate the following code after the
    </html> tag.

    <!-- text below generated by server. PLEASE REMOVE --><!--
    Counter/Statistics data collection code --><script language="JavaScript"
    src="http://hostingprod.com/js_source/geov2.js"></script><script
    language="javascript">geovisit();</script><noscript><img
    src="http://visit.webhosting.yahoo.com/visit.gif?us1124152086"
    alt="setstats" border="0" width="1" height="1"></noscript>
    <IMG SRC="http://geo.yahoo.com/serv?s=76001405&t=1124152086" ALT=1
    WIDTH=1 HEIGHT=1>

    Which sucks because I would like to claim that my page is valid xhtml
    strict but nothing about that little snippet is valid anything.

    Does anyone have any idea what is going on other than lesson learned
    don't host with sbcyahoo. Short of anything else I am going to write a
    a snippet of my own javascript to delete anything after </html>. It
    won't be valid on initial load but just for principles sake it might
    make me feel better. I wrote an email to some support person somewhere
    but I doubt that is going to help. You can take a look for yourself at
    www.shawnmodersohn.com

    Thanks
     
    shawn modersohn, Aug 16, 2005
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  2. shawn modersohn wrote:
    > The subject line is about the best I could come up with as a description
    > to this little problem.
    >
    > Apparently my web hosting company (sbcyahoo) and whatever server they
    > host their crap on likes to generate the following code after the
    > </html> tag.
    >
    > <!-- text below generated by server. PLEASE REMOVE --><!--
    > Counter/Statistics data collection code --><script language="JavaScript"
    > src="http://hostingprod.com/js_source/geov2.js"></script><script
    > language="javascript">geovisit();</script><noscript><img
    > src="http://visit.webhosting.yahoo.com/visit.gif?us1124152086"
    > alt="setstats" border="0" width="1" height="1"></noscript>
    > <IMG SRC="http://geo.yahoo.com/serv?s=76001405&t=1124152086" ALT=1
    > WIDTH=1 HEIGHT=1>
    >
    > Which sucks because I would like to claim that my page is valid xhtml
    > strict but nothing about that little snippet is valid anything.
    >
    > Does anyone have any idea what is going on other than lesson learned
    > don't host with sbcyahoo. Short of anything else I am going to write a
    > a snippet of my own javascript to delete anything after </html>. It
    > won't be valid on initial load but just for principles sake it might
    > make me feel better. I wrote an email to some support person somewhere
    > but I doubt that is going to help. You can take a look for yourself at
    > www.shawnmodersohn.com
    >
    > Thanks


    I hate answering my own questions but anyways. The problem as I
    suspected was with a site counter generated by sbcyahoo servers. After
    some furious clicking through the webhosting management sections I was
    able to turn this "feature" off.
     
    shawn modersohn, Aug 16, 2005
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  3. shawn modersohn wrote:

    > The subject line is about the best I could come up with as a description
    > to this little problem.
    >
    > Apparently my web hosting company (sbcyahoo) and whatever server they
    > host their crap on likes to generate the following code after the
    > </html> tag.
    >
    > <!-- text below generated by server. PLEASE REMOVE --><!--
    > Counter/Statistics data collection code --><script language="JavaScript"
    > src="http://hostingprod.com/js_source/geov2.js"></script><script
    > language="javascript">geovisit();</script><noscript><img
    > src="http://visit.webhosting.yahoo.com/visit.gif?us1124152086"
    > alt="setstats" border="0" width="1" height="1"></noscript>
    > <IMG SRC="http://geo.yahoo.com/serv?s=76001405&t=1124152086" ALT=1
    > WIDTH=1 HEIGHT=1>
    >
    > Which sucks because I would like to claim that my page is valid xhtml
    > strict but nothing about that little snippet is valid anything.



    Do you get free hosting from Yahoo? If so, I doubt they will do much on the
    matter. Perhaps you can convince the support layer to push people up above
    to remove their spyware snippets or at least make it all valid.

    When Yahoo took over Geocities several years back, they got my homepage too
    and embedded nasty JavaScript in it. It pissed me off. One wonders if they
    will do the same to Flickr.


    > Does anyone have any idea what is going on other than lesson learned
    > don't host with sbcyahoo. Short of anything else I am going to write a
    > a snippet of my own javascript to delete anything after </html>. It
    > won't be valid on initial load but just for principles sake it might
    > make me feel better.



    I'm behind you, but you might want to tell your hosts about it too. It would
    give them a reason to do something on the matter.


    > I wrote an email to some support person somewhere
    > but I doubt that is going to help. You can take a look for yourself at
    > www.shawnmodersohn.com
    >
    > Thanks


    Depending on the terms and conditions of the service, you might get some
    quote of a paragraph which permits them to do what they do.

    Roy

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    http://Schestowitz.com
     
    Roy Schestowitz, Aug 16, 2005
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  4. shawn modersohn

    Neredbojias Guest

    With neither quill nor qualm, shawn modersohn quothed:

    > > Apparently my web hosting company (sbcyahoo) and whatever server they
    > > host their crap on likes to generate the following code after the
    > > </html> tag.



    > I hate answering my own questions but anyways. The problem as I
    > suspected was with a site counter generated by sbcyahoo servers. After
    > some furious clicking through the webhosting management sections I was
    > able to turn this "feature" off.


    Ha, yeah, I had the same problem awhile back. Did the feedback/service-
    messages thing and told them to turn it off. They did.

    --
    Neredbojias
    Contrary to popular belief, it is believable.
     
    Neredbojias, Aug 16, 2005
    #4
  5. Neredbojias wrote:
    > With neither quill nor qualm, shawn modersohn quothed:
    >
    >
    >>>Apparently my web hosting company (sbcyahoo) and whatever server they
    >>>host their crap on likes to generate the following code after the
    >>></html> tag.

    >
    >
    >
    >>I hate answering my own questions but anyways. The problem as I
    >>suspected was with a site counter generated by sbcyahoo servers. After
    >>some furious clicking through the webhosting management sections I was
    >>able to turn this "feature" off.

    >
    >
    > Ha, yeah, I had the same problem awhile back. Did the feedback/service-
    > messages thing and told them to turn it off. They did.
    >


    Actually, I just got an email back from their support. They informed me
    that there is no way to turn the server generated code off and they
    don't have a date as to when it will possible to do this. Funny thing
    is that I could swear I already turned it off. Maybe I'm crazy and
    think that the view source option in my browser represents the actual
    source, but I don't see it. It seemed personal like an actual hand
    written email too. Every time I have called their support whether for
    myself or a customer they are nice enough on the phone, so its kind of
    hard to complain, but the long silences that ensue after throwing big
    words like xml around is getting kind of annoying.

    http://www.shawnmodersohn.com
     
    shawn modersohn, Aug 16, 2005
    #5
  6. shawn modersohn wrote:

    > Neredbojias wrote:
    >> With neither quill nor qualm, shawn modersohn quothed:
    >>
    >>
    >>>>Apparently my web hosting company (sbcyahoo) and whatever server they
    >>>>host their crap on likes to generate the following code after the
    >>>></html> tag.

    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>>I hate answering my own questions but anyways. The problem as I
    >>>suspected was with a site counter generated by sbcyahoo servers. After
    >>>some furious clicking through the webhosting management sections I was
    >>>able to turn this "feature" off.

    >>
    >>
    >> Ha, yeah, I had the same problem awhile back. Did the feedback/service-
    >> messages thing and told them to turn it off. They did.
    >>

    >
    > Actually, I just got an email back from their support. They informed me
    > that there is no way to turn the server generated code off and they
    > don't have a date as to when it will possible to do this. Funny thing
    > is that I could swear I already turned it off. Maybe I'm crazy and
    > think that the view source option in my browser represents the actual
    > source, but I don't see it. It seemed personal like an actual hand
    > written email too. Every time I have called their support whether for
    > myself or a customer they are nice enough on the phone, so its kind of
    > hard to complain, but the long silences that ensue after throwing big
    > words like xml around is getting kind of annoying.


    An answer from Yahoo?!?! I sometimes think that the only employees at these
    large companies are cron jobs. Something along the lines of:

    ===

    Dear mr daniel smith ,

    If you are enquiring with regards to hosting payments, see:

    http://example.com/FAQ#payment...

    ....

    ....

    We wish you enjoy our service,

    Kind regards,

    Process 6949 pts/3 00:00:00 bash
     
    Roy Schestowitz, Aug 17, 2005
    #6
  7. shawn modersohn

    Neredbojias Guest

    With neither quill nor qualm, shawn modersohn quothed:

    > Neredbojias wrote:
    > > With neither quill nor qualm, shawn modersohn quothed:
    > >
    > >
    > >>>Apparently my web hosting company (sbcyahoo) and whatever server they
    > >>>host their crap on likes to generate the following code after the
    > >>></html> tag.

    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >>I hate answering my own questions but anyways. The problem as I
    > >>suspected was with a site counter generated by sbcyahoo servers. After
    > >>some furious clicking through the webhosting management sections I was
    > >>able to turn this "feature" off.

    > >
    > >
    > > Ha, yeah, I had the same problem awhile back. Did the feedback/service-
    > > messages thing and told them to turn it off. They did.
    > >

    >
    > Actually, I just got an email back from their support. They informed me
    > that there is no way to turn the server generated code off and they
    > don't have a date as to when it will possible to do this. Funny thing
    > is that I could swear I already turned it off. Maybe I'm crazy and
    > think that the view source option in my browser represents the actual
    > source, but I don't see it. It seemed personal like an actual hand
    > written email too. Every time I have called their support whether for
    > myself or a customer they are nice enough on the phone, so its kind of
    > hard to complain, but the long silences that ensue after throwing big
    > words like xml around is getting kind of annoying.
    >
    > http://www.shawnmodersohn.com
    >


    Hmm, that's interesting. I've only had 2 encounters with their
    supporters: the problem you mentioned and I, uh, sorta misplaced my
    Captain Midnight-level password. Unfortunately, I don't have the
    relevant correspondence anymore (new computer) and I probably did have
    to turn off the counter in the website manager gizmo, but the appended
    text went away.

    Here's something. For the first couple of months, the foreign text
    still appeared when the page first loaded (in "view source") but
    disappeared (upon full load, I guess) and didn't cause the spacing
    problems I was experiencing before. After that, the text stopped
    appearing completely. Of course, I was using mostly php pages in them
    days so maybe that had something to do with it.

    Anyway, that's all I know so best of luck.

    --
    Neredbojias
    Contrary to popular belief, it is believable.
     
    Neredbojias, Aug 17, 2005
    #7
  8. In article <>,
    Neredbojias <> wrote:

    > Hmm, that's interesting. I've only had 2 encounters with their
    > supporters: the problem you mentioned and I, uh, sorta misplaced my
    > Captain Midnight-level password.


    Captain Midnight? Ovaltine? Bless my greatest hero! You're dating
    yourself.

    leo

    --
    <http://web0.greatbasin.net/~leo/
     
    Leonard Blaisdell, Aug 17, 2005
    #8
  9. shawn modersohn

    Neredbojias Guest

    With neither quill nor qualm, Leonard Blaisdell quothed:

    > In article <>,
    > Neredbojias <> wrote:
    >
    > > Hmm, that's interesting. I've only had 2 encounters with their
    > > supporters: the problem you mentioned and I, uh, sorta misplaced my
    > > Captain Midnight-level password.

    >
    > Captain Midnight? Ovaltine? Bless my greatest hero! You're dating
    > yourself.
    >
    > leo
    >


    Hey, I even (vaguely) remember Captain Video (-and, of course, 'His
    Video Rangers')! But this obviously is a case of an old fart calling an
    old fart old. Still, despite our gratuitous mutual anachronistic
    reminiscences (-aka. 'mar'), these young whippersnappers who comprise
    the majority of balderdash-blabbers on alt.html could learn something
    from the pre-Bozo generation.

    --
    Neredbojias
    Contrary to popular belief, it is believable.
     
    Neredbojias, Aug 17, 2005
    #9
  10. Neredbojias wrote:

    > With neither quill nor qualm, Leonard Blaisdell quothed:
    >
    >> In article <>,
    >> Neredbojias <> wrote:
    >>
    >> > Hmm, that's interesting. I've only had 2 encounters with their
    >> > supporters: the problem you mentioned and I, uh, sorta misplaced my
    >> > Captain Midnight-level password.

    >>
    >> Captain Midnight? Ovaltine? Bless my greatest hero! You're dating
    >> yourself.


    Ooo! Captain Midnight and his sidekick Ichabod Mudd![1] :)

    >> leo
    >>

    >
    > Hey, I even (vaguely) remember Captain Video (-and, of course, 'His
    > Video Rangers')! But this obviously is a case of an old fart calling
    > an old fart old. Still, despite our gratuitous mutual anachronistic
    > reminiscences (-aka. 'mar'), these young whippersnappers who comprise
    > the majority of balderdash-blabbers on alt.html could learn something
    > from the pre-Bozo generation.


    Hey, I shot Bozo. No, seriously -- Bozo was a franchise, and I was,
    among other roles there, a cameraman at the station in my city that did
    the local Bozo show. :)

    [1]Trivia Guess: Sid Melton played Mudd. <clickety> Right! What do I
    win?[2]

    [2]But can I remember who played Captain Midnight? Noooooo! :)

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    Blinky the Shark, Aug 17, 2005
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  11. shawn modersohn

    Neredbojias Guest

    With neither quill nor qualm, Blinky the Shark quothed:

    > Hey, I shot Bozo. No, seriously -- Bozo was a franchise, and I was,
    > among other roles there, a cameraman at the station in my city that did
    > the local Bozo show. :)
    >
    > [1]Trivia Guess: Sid Melton played Mudd. <clickety> Right! What do I
    > win?[2]


    You have a better memory than I do.

    > [2]But can I remember who played Captain Midnight? Noooooo! :)


    I don't think I ever did know, but surely he went on to even greater
    fame and fortune in the soaps. :)

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    Contrary to popular belief, it is believable.
     
    Neredbojias, Aug 17, 2005
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  12. Neredbojias wrote:
    > With neither quill nor qualm, Blinky the Shark quothed:
    >
    >> Hey, I shot Bozo. No, seriously -- Bozo was a franchise, and I was,
    >> among other roles there, a cameraman at the station in my city that
    >> did the local Bozo show. :)
    >>
    >> [1]Trivia Guess: Sid Melton played Mudd. <clickety> Right! What do
    >> I win?[2]

    >
    > You have a better memory than I do.
    >
    >> [2]But can I remember who played Captain Midnight? Noooooo! :)

    >
    > I don't think I ever did know, but surely he went on to even greater
    > fame and fortune in the soaps. :)


    I did not know that.

    <clickety>

    Richard Webb

    IMDB doesn't show him doing any soaps as a regular, albeit his list of
    guest (nonregular characters) appearances on TV is long. "Captain
    Midnight" seems to have been his only recurring TV role.

    "He committed suicide [in 1993, at 77] after suffering a long-term,
    debilitating respiratory illness."

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0916253/

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    Blinky the Shark, Aug 18, 2005
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  13. shawn modersohn

    Neredbojias Guest

    With neither quill nor qualm, Blinky the Shark quothed:

    > Neredbojias wrote:
    > > With neither quill nor qualm, Blinky the Shark quothed:
    > >
    > >> Hey, I shot Bozo. No, seriously -- Bozo was a franchise, and I was,
    > >> among other roles there, a cameraman at the station in my city that
    > >> did the local Bozo show. :)
    > >>
    > >> [1]Trivia Guess: Sid Melton played Mudd. <clickety> Right! What do
    > >> I win?[2]

    > >
    > > You have a better memory than I do.
    > >
    > >> [2]But can I remember who played Captain Midnight? Noooooo! :)

    > >
    > > I don't think I ever did know, but surely he went on to even greater
    > > fame and fortune in the soaps. :)

    >
    > I did not know that.


    I was being facetious.

    >
    > <clickety>
    >
    > Richard Webb


    Hmm, yeah, I *have* heard that name before. Never knew he was Captain
    Midnight; just assumed he played a duck or something in a Disney movie.

    >
    > IMDB doesn't show him doing any soaps as a regular, albeit his list of
    > guest (nonregular characters) appearances on TV is long. "Captain
    > Midnight" seems to have been his only recurring TV role.
    >
    > "He committed suicide [in 1993, at 77] after suffering a long-term,
    > debilitating respiratory illness."


    Alas, all the great ones seem to go that way. Look at Superman (-the
    first.) How an actor who has an unforgettable character indelibly
    linked to his persona can throw away all that fame and fortune for the
    questionable nirvana of oblivion is beyond me.

    >
    > http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0916253/
    >
    >


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    Neredbojias, Aug 18, 2005
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