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Searches - good news and bad

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 27 May 2000 16:41:23 -0400 (EDT)
To: WAI IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.20.0005271622000.9024-100000@tux.w3.org>
I was told AltaVista had released a super-lean search service, along the
lines of google. So I tried it. Annd this is what I got:

We're sorry. Raging.com does not support text-only browsers. For a superior
text-only search, please visit [link]AltaVista.

I faked my user agent string, and got a perfectly usable (nice, clean,
simple) search engine.

Anyone have a constructive approach to the problem?

Charles McCN

Charles McCathieNevile    mailto:charles@w3.org    phone: +61 (0) 409 134 136
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