[thelist] looking for IE Identity string

.jeff jeff at members.evolt.org
Sat Jun 16 14:30:04 CDT 2001


: From: head lemur
: I will be using it for this;
: http://www.lemurzone.com/ie6.htm
: Yes I know all the reasons not to do
: this, but I am drawing the line here.

comments like "We have disabled the Image Tool bar feature to prevent the
theft of our images [...]", "They are not your images they are mine.", "If
you feel that these measures are unfair, consider if we came to your house
and started walking off with your stuff.", etc will only serve to alienate
your visitors.  you've found them guilty simply for using a particular
browser -- something which they may not even have control over.  they don't
care if you don't like some new browser features.   they don't care if you
blame microsoft for it.  the only thing they know or care about is that
you're the one locking them out of your site -- not microsoft.

furthermore, you're locking them out simply for using a browser that has
some features you dislike without any care for whether or not they've
actually been enabled.  so, i'm a user that agrees with your distaste for
the image toolbar and smart tags and have disabled these features.  however,
because my browser's user agent string matches your check i'm still denied
access.  i'm sorry but that's just really f*cked up -- especially with all
the hype developers put on using standards compliant browsers (for example,
ie6) and my effort as a user to use the most standards compliant browser

why all the fuss over a preview release anyway.  don't you think that the
fact that the <meta> tag for smart tags doesn't work is simply a bug and not
a feature?

as a sidenote, having the users send complaints to msdn at microsoft.com is
also wrong.  msdn has nothing to do with browser development.  it's solely
responsible for the online documentation of microsoft technology.  if you're
going to continue alienating your users like this, the least you could do is
research alittle better the address these sort of complaints should be sent
to.  after all, it's your fault they can't see your site.

<tip type="ie6 & image toolbar" author=".jeff">

wanna disable the image toolbar for a particular image?  just add this to
the <img> tag:


now when the user hovers their mouse over the image they won't get the image

wanna disable the image toolbar for all images on a page?  just add this
meta tag to the page:

<META HTTP-EQUIV="imagetoolbar" CONTENT="no">


just my 2¢,


jeff at members.evolt.org

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