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Gecko Appearing in Compuserve Betas

Thursday October 18th, 2001

AOL today confirmed that Gecko has been embedding into beta versions of CompuServe 7, according to this news.com article. AOL 7 was released yesterday, still with IE as its embedded browser, but because CompuServe's software seems to be much like the AOL software, it's likely that we could also see AOL sporting Gecko as it's browser in the future.


#55 OFFTOPIC - had to report this Site

by TonyG <tony.gorman@blueyonder.co.Yuk>

Monday October 22nd, 2001 3:02 AM

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I was given a url for a site that had some nice DHTML widgets on it. I was shown the site in IE and thought I would access it in Moz to see how well he had acommodated our favorite browser. Here is the link BTW <http://www.3fingeredsalute.com/>

Normally you expect something to work but what I got instead was a redirect to a page with the following message:

We're very, very sorry. But, your browser is crap. Well, maybe not crap, but it ain't Internet Explorer. *Which*, if you hadn't already figured, has many hidden treasures for us Web Developer types to make a decent site with, but we're constantly having to "downgrade" or double our work (or in a certain browser's case quadruple) to make you few poor unfortunate souls happy.

Well, rubbish, frankly. At present the one, yes, ONE person designing, developing, administering, marketing and paying for this site is not fussed about dealing with the unlimited idiosyncracies of NETSCAPE so....

Get out the dark ages. Microsoft Internet Explorer <http://www.microsoft.com/ie/>

Sigh - I know some "web Developers" have scars from NS4 but this sort of mentality is so prevalent now that its kinda depressing. Looking at his site I see only one thing that cannot be done in Mozilla - the colored scrollbars - and there is an enhancement bug listed for that. The rest could be done with very, very little or no browser specific forks.

I will raise an advocacy bug as soon as I get home. In the meanwhile, what *is* to be done?