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2006-01-11 01:46:48.41846+00 by Dan Lyke 9 comments

In an effort to make this site usable under IE[Wiki] again (I'm not sure what's changed, but...), I've made the right margin bigger. I really need to be serving up a different stylesheet for broken browsers. Hey, Microsoft[Wiki], while you're rehashing features that other operating systems have had for a loooong time now, how about a working web browser?

And, yes, y'all who are still using IE[Wiki] need to switch. Really. It's time. And if better security, a more stable browsing experience, and standards compliance aren't incentive enough, how about tabbed browsing?

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-01-11 14:05:39.563185+00 by: ziffle

Works now - thanks!

I would switch but I have all these urls and userids and passwords in there and I am too lazy to go find them again....

#Comment Re: made: 2006-01-11 15:27:14.388058+00 by: topspin

With Firefox you can import: browsing history, cookies, favorites, internet options, saved form history, and/or passwords EASILY. You can do it when you install or wait until later and use the file -> import menu.

Try it, ziffle, and tabbed browsing with win you over.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-01-11 17:18:30.794422+00 by: Diane Reese

Absolutely! Tabbed browsing rules. I don't know how I ever got along without it!

It truly annoys me now on the rare occasion when some application tells me it will only work in IE. I don't want to start up IE anymore!

#Comment Re: made: 2006-01-11 20:28:55.545412+00 by: Shawn

Never open IE again (at least not manually):

IETab extension for Firefox.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-01-11 20:57:07.947688+00 by: Diane Reese

That's why I love Flutterby: thanks, Shawn! :-)

#Comment Re: made: 2006-01-11 23:48:05.366596+00 by: dexev


Your CSS gets served out by your web server, right? Could you teach apache to recognize serve out foo.css for most people, but foo.css.ie (if it exists) for IE? If nothing else will work, surely mod_rewrite will. And it wouldn't have to be a one-off -- you could make that policy for all .css files on the server.


#Comment Re: made: 2006-01-12 00:32:58.7973+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, I could also funnel it to a mod_perl app that could do the recognition, and probably automate the differences on the fly. Just a simple matter of programming...

#Comment Re: made: 2006-01-12 11:12:22.434486+00 by: topspin

Diane, lie to those who'd have you open IE.

From the URL line type "about:config" and right click on the list and choose "New String." Name the string "general.useragent.override" and place the value "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0a1; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; MS IdentiServ 1.4.12)" in the string. Restart Firefox and visit the "IE only" site and see what you get.

I picked this up somewhere and it'll let you hit quite a few "IE only" sites.


#Comment Re: made: 2006-01-12 15:07:03.131739+00 by: Dan Lyke

If you use Opera, it's part of the "Quick Preferences", you can have your browser identify itself as IE[Wiki] or Firefox[Wiki]. Which may be why MarkV thinks he's only got one reader who uses Opera.