[thelist] google drops the ball

David Bindel dbindel at austin.rr.com
Wed Feb 12 08:03:01 CST 2003

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> Subject: [thelist] google drops the ball
> having always admired google for their outstanding ability to
> design usable result pages, i am totally aghast at what
> they've done today
> maybe it's me, but i'm getting a frame down the left
> containing "Enhanced Results" (which incidentally are
> anything but) and the frame is not resizable, which leads to
> a horizontal scrollbar in the right frame, which i friggin HATE
> i cannot right-click and view source in the left frame, nor
> can i see how the frame structure is achieved, because when i
> view source for the page, i don't see a frameset
> i have a suspicion that google is sniffing my browser, which
> is ie6, because this isn't happening in opera 6 or mozilla
> my initial impression is this "enhanced" feature is may drive
> me to yahoo or alltheweb
> for reasons i don't wish to go into at the moment, i don't
> plan to stop using ie6, even though the thought has occurred
> to me from time to time
> comments, anyone?
> in case you're wondering, i was searching for Firebird Database

I just tried searching for "Firebird Database" and no frames appeared in
my results.  Just the standard Google results we all love and then the
paid sponsor links on the side.  Are you doing something special to make
the Enhanced Results appear?

David Bindel

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