[thelist] MSN locks out non IE browsers

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Mon Oct 29 02:33:16 CST 2001

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Jeremy Ashcraft <ashcraft at 13monkeys.com>
To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2001 4:13 PM
Subject: Re: [thelist] MSN locks out non IE browsers

> > They're not, but they ARE forcing me to use their latest
> > and greatest browser to view their site.  Who is MSN to
> > dictate what browser I use to view their content?
> ><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><
> > uh, they are.  on the flipside, who are *you* to dictate that they support
> > *your* browser of choice?  if you don't like the conditions for use of
> > their site then don't visit it.
> I know they are, and that's what's bullshit about it.  No one ever said they 
> HAD to support my browser, but why can't I use whatever browser I want?  Its  
> not for them to decide how I view their site.  If it looks fucked up, that's 
> my choice.  
> What's stopping them from doing this with every other piece of software they 
> make?  Nothing, and that's what's so bad about all of this.  To tell the 
> truth, I've never visited MSN before this and never plan to in the future.
> > ><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><
> > > What's wrong with a popup telling me the site may not
> > > function or appear correctly with the browser I use?
> > ><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><
> > not likely to work for people who have javascript turned off.  not likely
> > to work for people who use ad and popup blocking software.  that pretty
> > much leaves the option of giving "unsupported" browsers a big white screen
> > with the message of the day.
> True, but there are better ways of letting me know than completely blocking 
> me out.  Where are the links to NN6?  What happens when Mozilla becomes 
> compliant?  MSN is just a portal and has nothing to do with IE, right?
> > ><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><
> > > I don't want to seem like one of those "communist" linux
> > > zealots(which I am), but M$ continues to thumb its nose
> > > at the justice department and keeps up the same
> > > practices its already been found guilty of.
> > ><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><
> >
> > and had those charges summarily dropped as well.
> Actually no, just the ruling to split up the company.  The new judge did 
> uphold the findings of guilt, just said that a new punishment needed to be 
> found.
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