[unisog] CSS Web Bugs

Matt Curtin cmcurtin at interhack.net
Fri Dec 10 02:02:41 GMT 2004


Matt Crawford <crawdad at fnal.gov> writes:

> Pure laziness on their part not to make that URL return an actual
> style sheet.

Even if the URL returned an actual stylesheet, the core issue at stake
would be true: Web bugs don't need to be images; any external
dependency can be used as a Web bug.  There isn't really anything
terribly new about this -- external JavaScript, Java applets, etc.,
have had similar effects for years, though I suppose that plenty of
people have assumed that Web bugs were necessarily invisible images.

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