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Code freaks, what does this mean?

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posted on Aug, 14 2012 @ 03:04 PM
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I had no idea were to post this but it seemed like the right place.

Ok, I'm not too much into code so can someone tell me what this means?



/*background:; ie hack, something must be changed in a for ie to execute it*/


If you want were I got this just ask. I thought it to be odd to see on a reputable site. But like I said, i don't know much about code so it might be nothing.
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posted on Aug, 14 2012 @ 03:05 PM
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whatever it means, it isn't doing anything because it's commented out

/* this is a comment */

background:

this is a CSS syntax, so most likely the line of code has something to do with styling on a website.

An ie hack is a CSS technique used to make something display properly on internet explorer. Since IE is such a crappy browser, when you build a website you often need to use CSS hacks to make things display properly in IE.

So in conclusion, there is nothing malicious about this code. The hack is just for making something display properly in IE.
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posted on Aug, 14 2012 @ 03:06 PM
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Could it be potencialy a threat?



posted on Aug, 14 2012 @ 03:07 PM
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Well, where did you get it?

Your OP is also very cryptic!

Edit:

Looks like a workaround applying to Internet Explorer web browsers.
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posted on Aug, 14 2012 @ 03:08 PM
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posted on Aug, 14 2012 @ 03:09 PM
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See above.

Nothing malicious there.



posted on Aug, 14 2012 @ 03:09 PM
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it is a line from a series of code used to create pop up bubbles of text.

here is an explanation:

www.spiceupyourblog.com...

no it is not a threat.




posted on Aug, 14 2012 @ 03:11 PM
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just as the above poster said....here you go


Five finger exploding pup-up bubble technique!

Perhaps you have a page with lots of technical terms or industry jargon. You could create a glossary page to explain it all, or you could use this cool technique to highlight and elaborate on the spot. Sure, similar techniques can be achieved in _javascript, but why bother when you can use CSS? Place your cursor here to see an example.


CSS bubble tips



posted on Aug, 14 2012 @ 03:12 PM
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Man, I'd love to learn more about coding but I don't really have the time. Very fascinating to me.



posted on Aug, 14 2012 @ 03:14 PM
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Also just by the fact it is commented you would not get the code to even display in google unless you removed the comments... the / / at the end but could be wrong on that....haven't tried.....yup wrong....tried
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posted on Aug, 14 2012 @ 03:16 PM
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Originally posted by XLR8R
I had no idea were to post this but it seemed like the right place.

Ok, I'm not too much into code so can someone tell me what this means?



/*background:; ie hack, something must be changed in a for ie to execute it*/


If you want were I got this just ask. I thought it to be odd to see on a reputable site. But like I said, i don't know much about code so it might be nothing.
edit on 14-8-2012 by XLR8R because: (no reason given)


I would be interested to see the code that this comment is related to



posted on Aug, 14 2012 @ 03:16 PM
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It is modifying the CSS for an anchor so it works as desired in internet explorer.

Not a security thing...

ETA: it is a comment describing the CSS following as per above
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posted on Aug, 14 2012 @ 03:20 PM
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just a quickie question...would i need to use different coding for say firefox or chrome browsers...do you know?



posted on Aug, 14 2012 @ 03:21 PM
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Thanks guys/gals. Much appreciated.
The more I look into this kind of stuff the more interesteed I am. I think I'll have to do something about that.

Thanks again.



posted on Aug, 14 2012 @ 03:22 PM
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5th post



posted on Aug, 14 2012 @ 03:24 PM
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CSS is intended to work the same across all browsers but some have quirks and do not render in the same way. So adjustments get made sometimes.



posted on Aug, 14 2012 @ 03:24 PM
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It's called a comment. Now it looks like the person comments like me, quick, dirty, spelling mistakes but perfectly understandable to the programmer!

No mystery here. Case closed.



posted on Aug, 14 2012 @ 03:32 PM
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thanks



posted on Aug, 14 2012 @ 03:40 PM
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Originally posted by XLR8R
I had no idea were to post this but it seemed like the right place.

Ok, I'm not too much into code so can someone tell me what this means?



/*background:; ie hack, something must be changed in a for ie to execute it*/


If you want were I got this just ask. I thought it to be odd to see on a reputable site. But like I said, i don't know much about code so it might be nothing.
edit on 14-8-2012 by XLR8R because: (no reason given)


That's a comment.
Sounds like it's from css.
Unfortunately in the past ie was not the most standards complient browser in the world.
so in order for things to work across browsers hacks had to be done to keep things looking consistent.

nothing to worry about.



posted on Aug, 14 2012 @ 03:45 PM
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Known as C style comment.

Usually that or two slashes together denote a comment in various coding schemes.

HTML also use a grouping of angles, exclamation and dashes for comments.



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