That's Annoying: HTTP Meta-Refresh In Feed Ads

Wed 29 August 2007

I just glanced over at my RSS aggregator and was surprised to see a full-page Web ad for something I obviously wouldn't be interested in. I clicked the "back" button and saw the normal newspaper layout and a nondescript blogpost that had a Feedburner-supplied ad at the bottom.

Which, in dastardly fashion, uses JavaScript to trigger a redirect / refresh.