ORD not defined. (Praise for Firebug.)

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ORD not defined. (Praise for Firebug.)

Postby kilikopele » Wed Apr 11, 2007 2:41 am

Ok, so I installed Firebug (mind you, on my Windows machine) and I've been taking it for a quick drive. I surfed here and noticed the little "Error" bug coming up. A quick glance showed me that the error is in line 44. "ORD" not defined. I don't point this out because I'm concerned about not getting my correct ad banner, but instead as a tribute to what a great tool Firebug is. I'm sure I've only scratched the surface of what it can do, but I'm legitimately impressed in how well it breaks down the code that goes into a site.

Error Line 44:
<!-- begin ad tag (tile=2) -->
43<script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript">
44document.write('<script language="JavaScript" src="http://ad.doubleclick.net/adj/fut.gb.techmini/linux.ros;tile=2;sz=160x600;ord=' + ord + '?" type="text/javascript"></scr' + 'ipt>');
45</script><noscript><a href="http://ad.doubleclick.net/jump/fut.gb.techmini/linux.ros;tile=2;sz=160x600;ord=123456789?" target="_blank"><img src="http://ad.doubleclick.net/ad/fut.gb.techmini/linux.ros;tile=2;sz=160x600;ord=123456789?" width="160" height="600" border="0" alt=""></a></noscript>
46<!-- End ad tag -->
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RE: ORD not defined. (Praise for Firebug.)

Postby M-Saunders » Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:34 am

'ord' is defined in the first banner script chunk:

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ord=Math.random()*10000000000000000;


We don't write those advert bits -- they're standard fare across Future sites.

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RE: ORD not defined. (Praise for Firebug.)

Postby kilikopele » Wed Apr 11, 2007 6:06 pm

I didn't figure you wrote the advert bits. Odd, though, that Firebug flags it as an error. It's output shows the ord as 123456789? in the noscript chunk, but shows differently in the script chunk. Oh well, though, no tool is flawless.

But it's otherwise a really cool tool that I plan on working with a bit more. I only stumbled across it by accident.

Of course, I also wonder if it induces script-kiddies to steal CSS or other scripts from sites to use on their own without permission. Every good tool has its bastard-ization.
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RE: ORD not defined. (Praise for Firebug.)

Postby nelz » Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:57 pm

Konqueror flags an error with "ReferenceError: Can't find variable: ord".
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