404 Videos on ZDNet

If one tries to watch a video on the <http://zdnet.com.com> news site with Opera, one first has to choose a player and connection type. Then, when one clicks the radio button the site opens a popup window and proudly displays a "404 not found" error.

The culprit is this JavaScript:

<http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/html/bb/z/page_load_b.js>

env_settings() detects Opera, sets object property "other" to true.

The function setCookie is the one that does the heavy lifting when you click a radio button. It sets a cookie to remember your choice, then calls launchPlayList() if "other" is true. This function constructs an URL to open .. which is the address that returns 404. A carefully prepared journey to nothing..

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