Web Development - Dont Forget To Edit URLs in Free Scripts

Are you using free scripts you downloaded from some site? Beware: Sometimes these contain links back to the site they came from. For example, we know of one person who used a script for a mouse trail. Well, about every 20th time a user clicks on that site now, he's redirected to the site the script came from. Now, we're certainly not saying you should deny credit to authors who share their scripts. Go ahead and give credit, create a link to the author's site, etc. But just don't let that code randomly direct your users to some free scripts site when they least expect it. It's always good to search for URL's in the script to make sure that doesn't happen. Otherwise, you might annoy your users--not to mention, embarrass yourself.

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