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Chapter 5. Taking Control of Your Browse... > Determining the Real Location of Sit...

Determining the Real Location of Sites

Two options in JavaScript—Hide the Status Bar and Change Status Bar Text—are important in keeping the bad guys from sending you to where the sun don’t shine.

These options deal with the status bar. The status bar contains a text display area that usually displays the URL of the hyperlink over which the mouse is currently hovering. This is useful because you often find that you would like to know where you are going first, before you click. (Yes, even viewing the “wrong” website can cause problems!)


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