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Should I be worried about it and is there anyting I can do server-side to prevent it happening?
You have many options for how to react to the "lucky" referer; from a blank page, nice polite message, nasty comments about the framing site, and other less tasteful options.
If static, you could probably do something similar with Apache an apache module or something.
edit: fixed typo
[edited by: peterdaly at 2:02 am (utc) on April 7, 2004]
Of course, you could just simply ask the person to make it into a "real" link rather than frames.
if (parent.frames.length > 0) top.location.replace(document.location); // Escape from any referring site's frame, but preserve one-click "Back". --></script>
The site that is framing my content has their own links, buttons etc. in the frame around my page. If the information is worth framing surely it's worth linking to directly?
I'll stick with the frame breaker script for now, that works nicely :).
As well as an easy link to your homepage. Why dismiss a potential source of traffic?
I know it's irritating when it happens, but worth thinking if you can turn it to your advantage before blocking it completely.
The person must think that your site is worth 'linking' to and therefore I would not consider this to be to much of a problem as the final page displayed is still relatively controllable by you. That is unless it eats up lots of bandwidth.
or about 50 annoying popup affilite links
I was thinking more along the lines of letting the webmaster frame it, but using the additional source of traffic as a revenue generator.
But, yes, if you want the webmaster of the framing site to stop, then that seems like a novel (and no doubt very satisfying) way of doing it!
Or, you could just send an email to a technical contact at the site referring you traffic. No sense in becoming nasty.. They like your content enough to frame it up -- you can leverage and gain some inbound links if you ask them politely.