[nSLUG] Re: more browser idiocy
mspencer at tallships.ca
Sat Aug 27 15:38:37 ADT 2005
> It is not necessary to look over the border, NS
> gov. web site
> discriminates against browser that are not M$.
That page comes up okay for me but deeper in, say, looking to register
a vehicle, I get redirected to:
where I'm told "Your browser: Default" and that Netscape > 4 would be
acceptable. My usual browser is Netscape Navigator 4.76 but sends
"Walled-City!" as the HTTP_USER_AGENT string (due to a little binary patch
of the executable.)
That "Walled-City!" string could, hypothetically at least, explain why
comicspage.com was returning 403 but doesn't explain why they now refuse the
post 80 connection altogether.
> I do know that some web sites are very particular about the
> appearances of their pages on their visitors' browsers, and go to
> some extreme contortions, including selecting what they download to
> you depending on what browser version you are using,....
Yeah. Heaven forfend that you should just, like, you know man, read
their text. :-)
Michael Spencer Nova Scotia, Canada .~.
mspencer at tallships.ca /( )\
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