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RE: The Age (AU) Technology Not Supporting Old Browsers

From: Geoff Deering <gdeering@acslink.net.au>
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2004 10:24:23 +1000
To: "Matthew Smith" <matt@kbc.net.au>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NBBBJPNFCLNLAADCLFJBIEKAGEAA.gdeering@acslink.net.au>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matthew Smith
> Sent: Friday, 23 April 2004 9:33 AM
> To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Cc: WAI Interest Group
> Subject: Re: The Age (AU) Technology Not Supporting Old Browsers
>
>
> Geoff Deering writes:
> > It seems just this morning The Age started doing this.  You get
> referred to
> > page below if using an old browser (in my case mozilla 1.6).  I
> see so many
> > scripts misidentify current browsers.  It makes the site look
> foolish (and
> > misleads users).
>
> Matthew Smith replies:
>
> Interesting.  I've just tried this with Mozilla 1.6 under Linux
> (my regular
> system) and the page displays fine.

I'm running under windows (my Linux box is being rebuilt).

> Either:
> 1) Since Geoff looked, the compatibility, at least with Mozilla,
> has been fixed or
> 2) The browser sniffing is REALLY touchy.

Okay under IE6
No Good under Opera 7.23
Okay under FireFox 0.8

No Good = Okay, but just missing CSS.

> Sounds like the F2 Network is in need of serious guidance.

I see so many sites like this that get their sniffing wrong.  They try and
be smart, but it looks real dumb.

Geoff
Received on Thursday, 22 April 2004 20:24:39 UTC

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