[thelist] MSN locks out non IE browsers

martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com
Fri Oct 26 03:52:52 CDT 2001

Memo from Martin P Burns of PricewaterhouseCoopers

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Ah, that'll be because the spider which the validator uses isn't
on the approved list...

When you save the source and validate by upload, this is what
you get 19 errors

But we'll see how long they last - this could just be teething problems
caused by developing to an arbitrary deadline. Which we should all
have some sympathy with.


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Subject:  Re: [thelist] MSN locks out non IE browsers

> If Microsoft are putting up a site that validates, I'd applaud.
> msn.com home page throws up 4 error messages at W3C - strict XHTML DTD.
> Not bad.

I just tried that and got four errors too. Unfortunately if you scroll
down and look at the source it's the "Browser Upgrade Required" page
that's got four errors! I wonder how many errors there are on the real

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