employs a simple mechanism to place popup banner ads
on its members webpages.
Before the web server sends a webpage to a client, it first parses the HTML and searches
code that, when
interpreted on the client browser, opens and loads the popup.
The simple solution to prevent banner ads from appearing is to omit the <HEAD> tag
and its corresponding </HEAD> tag from your webpage altogether. If the Tripod script fails to find a <HEAD> tag it doesn't bother inserting the popup code into the webpage.
At this point, I imagine a few people are squirming in their seats at the thought of this grosss
violation of W3C standards, but fear not; up-do-date versions of Internet Explorer, Netscape
and Opera are more than robust enough to handle this infringement of standards.