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    Arrow Third party site disclaimer (continue | decline) popup?

    I need to implement a little box (a div, really...I can take care of the CSS) that pops up when a user clicks a link to a third-party website.

    The box needs to have a "continue to third party site" link and a "decline" link underneath a legal disclaimer.

    I've done quite a few searches but came up empty-handed. Is this pretty difficult to do? Any help would be much appreciated. I am using Mootools if that matters...but plain JS is fine. Thanks.
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    But personally I think they are one of the most annoying things in the virtual world.

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    LOL, there's no way I would have thought of that Google query. Thanks though. The feature is a requirement by an auditing agency for a financial institution I work with. So you should talk to people in legal about that. ;-)

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    It should be the responsibility of the user understanding when they are on a new site. Plus, this is no guarantee; if the user has JavaScript disabled, or is on an old/limited browser (cell phone?) can they then sue the company??
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    Why don't you include a few lines in your sites disclaimer that says something like;


    Our website contains links to other websites. We have provided such links for convenience and
    inclusion of any link does not imply our endorsement
    or approval of the linked site or its content.
    We are not responsible for the content of any website
    outside of this one.
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    Yes, that's what most sites do about this issue, if they do anything at all.


    On the other hand, if this is absolutely required, you could use a link like http://mysite.com/go.php?url=http://google.com then use a serverside language (such as php) to redirect or generate a link only after the user reads a disclaimer. But is that really necessary?
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