[TriLUG] IE5.5 or "better"
kevin at flanagannc.net
Tue Sep 16 07:34:59 EDT 2003
On Tue, 2003-09-16 at 07:10, Jon Carnes wrote:
I now see that it says IE 5.5 or higher.....
> Dear Webmaster for Ataclick.com,
> Your site:
> erroneously warns that you must have IE5.5 or better (after you click on
> the "Yes, I meet the requirements" button).
> Well, I'm running Mozilla version 1.2 which is a darn site better than
> IE 5.5. As I couldn't argue this point very effectively with my monitor
> screen, I simply popped up a second browser - Konqueror 3.1 (also much
> "better" than IE5.5).
> ASIDE: Konqueror has a feature you can toggle that allows it to fool any
> website into thinking it *is* Internet Explorer 5.5.
> Well that worked just fine (as I'm sure Mozilla would have - had you
> allowed it a chance to continue).
> My point here, is that you are three to four years behind the times.
> Wake up and smell the Open Source Revolution! There are plenty of
> browsers in the world that do everything IE5.5 does and more. In fact
> most of them are far and away superior to any current version of
> Internet Explorer (I know that's a somewhat subjective statement, but
> I'm willing to back it up with some head-to-head comparison of
> capabilities and features).
> Pull your head out of the "Microsoft Uber Alles" dirt and take in a
> glimpse of sunshine... remove this offensive road-block to using other
> browsers than IE from your websites.
> By The Way: I have nothing against using a statement like, "This site
> works best when viewed with IE5.5 or better." As I said, I'm using
> something better!
> Sincerely yours,
> Jon Carnes
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