> The best way to effect this type of change is for customers to complain
> in volume. I can talk until I’m blue in the face, but if it’s coming
> from customers, that has weight. So use the feedback links on the pages,
> and when you get e-mails suggesting you use IE, reply that you’re a Linux
> user and IE isn’t an option.
ok…i went to the site and got up to the point where it looked like my
credit card was going to be charged against if i clicked the next
and, chickened out…
anyone know exactly where the must-have-IE-coding kicks in??
DenverD (Linux Counter 282315)
A Texan in Denmark
> which is the reason i always surf as firefox, and only change (add on
> = User Agent Switcher) when i must to sneak around the IE only
Yes I do the same. Its important not to hide the browsers, Mail
Clients, any product for that matter, behind “Agent Switching”.
I tried the IE 8 beta. It is horribly, horribly slow. It makes IE 7 look fast. And the standards compliance is a joke. I tried the ACID2 test and got like a 37. IE 8 did feature many Flock-like features. You can select text and right click on it to post to a blog or whatever. However, it defaults to using Microsoft sites and services for everything (which isn’t surprising).
Most of the time you can spoof the user agent, and make a page load that demands IE. However, if you need ActiveX, then you really need IE.