WSJ.com - detects N6 only so DHTML broken

RESOLVED FIXED

Status

RESOLVED FIXED
16 years ago
4 years ago

People

(Reporter: hyatt, Unassigned)

Tracking

({top500})

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Description

16 years ago
The DHTML of wsj.com is broken in any Gecko browser other than Netscape 6
because of a bad user agent check in this file:

http://online.wsj.com/navigation.js

They check navigator.userAgent for "Netscape6"... totally bogus way to check for
Gecko... moreover, their IE branch should work just fine with Gecko... it uses
offsetParent/Left/Top, but we support that.
(Reporter)

Comment 1

16 years ago
Note that Netscape 7 doesn't work, so this is important.

Comment 2

16 years ago
I will contact them.

Once you log in can you get to the major sections which you currently can't
access? Like if you click Technology can you get to the Commerce section once
you log in?

Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Summary: Wall Street Journal's DHTML broken → WSJ detects N6 only so DHTML broken
Whiteboard: evang500

Updated

16 years ago
Keywords: evang500

Comment 3

16 years ago
still borken
Summary: WSJ detects N6 only so DHTML broken → WSJ.com - detects N6 only so DHTML broken

Comment 4

16 years ago
still not fixed.
Assignee: susiew → english-us
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
QA Contact: zach → english-us
Whiteboard: evang500

Updated

14 years ago
Keywords: top500

Comment 5

12 years ago
navigation.js now seems to also look for NS7.0 and Gecko.  fixed?

Comment 6

12 years ago
yep, works in today's bon echo on windows. Wow! Opened: 2002-09-18 10:34 PDT, Evangelism ancient history!
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Product: Tech Evangelism → Tech Evangelism Graveyard
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