[TriLUG] Non-Gecko Linux Browser
ispiked at gmail.com
Sun Feb 12 11:50:38 EST 2006
> I tried using Firefox to access the interactive GIS Maps for Maricopa
> County, AZ
> and got the following message:
> This site is best viewed when using Internet Explorer.
> Your [sic] using: Gecko1
> The site won't work with any of the available browsers in Mandriva
> 2006. Do you think Opera would work if I told it to identify itself as
> IE? How about Netscape Navigator? Perish the thought, but is there an
> rpm for IE?
The user-agent switcher extension is probably the way to go on this one.
The site is probably sniffing for all non-IE browsers.
I think it's pretty sad when government sites do this. I remember that
shortly after Katrina FEMA was blocking all non-IE browsers on their
websites. Seems like our tax dollars could go toward hiring some more
competent web masters...
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