[thelist] When should you redirect? (was site redirect check)

martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com
Mon Jun 11 05:06:16 CDT 2001

Memo from Martin P Burns of PricewaterhouseCoopers

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Yeah this is good. Just don't describe the Flash version as the 'full'
experience, and the HTML as something inferior.

Oh, and I hear that the alpha of ie7's DOM contains the object user.mind.
They've made it writable too:

user.mind.osChoice = Windows
is, I believe the only legal option.


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Subject:  Re: [thelist] When should you redirect? (was site redirect check)

> The question still remains -  is a redirect appropriate for sites which
> don't cater for certain categories of visitors, whether browser or some
> other factor is the determinant.  For example, flash only sites and text
> based browsers.  Or, sites designed for Win and any Mac user.

One comment : "Let the user choose".

I mean, I may have ie6 with the latest flash plugin on T1 at 1600*1200 and
still prefer to have a fast loading html page instead of a slow loading
flash intro.

I may have a 33.3 kbs connexion, and still want to look at the high
bandwidth version of a site, simply because it looks appealing.

I prefer a plain page telling me what my choices are, than having my
"surfing experience" directed by a stupid js or cgi or wathever. Afaik js
can't read my mind (yet).

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