For those of you interested in how Smart Tags and Top Text (those
annoying gold/yellow/purple underlines showing up unannounced on perfectly nice webpages)
here's some tidbits I picked up along the way.
Consumers and Webmasters alike, beware.
What you don't know CAN hurt you.
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If you have installed Microsoft's SmartTags, or KaZaA's Ezulu's TopText, or GATOR, or Surf+, or MeltingPoint,
BEWARE and BE AWARE!! These are viral-link-programs, and while the intention was to be of
benefit to consumers, they have been found to have some very evil side-effects.
Third parties sell (or give) software to your visitors. Mixed
in with the useful stuff that the software is promoted for is
a neat little trick. It works with the visitors' browser to
put links on words on whatever site ...