XEmacs and 1x1 gif images
rpluim at gmail.com
Tue Jan 3 16:03:40 EST 2012
On Tue, Jan 3, 2012 at 9:42 PM, Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen <larsi at gnus.org> wrote:
> Sean MacLennan <seanm at seanm.ca> writes:
>> It looks like the gif image is good... except it is missing the
>> terminator byte (0x3b). It is such a HUGE gif, they are probably trying
>> to save space ;)
> These are tracker images. Someone claimed that they were constructed
> that way because (some) browsers would keep the TCP socket open until
> they received the complete image, which they never would, of course.
> But this allows the tracker company to see how long time each user
> spends reading the page.
> I don't know whether this is true, though...
You mean they're *deliberately* broken. I vote for:
(setq gnus-blocked-images "pheedo\.com")
as the default in Gnus, and let's stop faffing around with our GIF handling.
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