- Refused access to website without MSIE



Tech Evangelism Graveyard
15 years ago
3 years ago


(Reporter: Marius Kotsbak, Unassigned)



(Whiteboard: [havecontact], URL)



15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; FreeBSD i386; en-US; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030327
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; FreeBSD i386; en-US; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030327

A message appears, here quickly translated to english:

A message to you that isn't using Internet Explorer v5 or newer:

Today, has functionality that does that we only support
Internet Explorer v.5 or newer. Visitors with other browsers could unfortunately
experience some functions not working as intended.

We have choosen to customize the webpages to what we think gives the most
possible users a good overview of our sales objects and we are sorry that users
of other browsers today won't get full use of our pages.

Here, you can download the newest version of Internet Explorer:

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Enter the site
Actual Results:  
Browser type/version is detected and the page disappears and an errorr message

Expected Results:  
Page should let us in without forging the browsertype/version totally (it
doesn't even work with opera identified as MSIE).

Someone probably should send them the information letter. in probably the one to contact.

Comment 1

15 years ago
I got into the site using forged useragent using konqueror (it has this
functionality easily accessible and included), but couldn't find anythink that
wasn't working. So it might be just the stupid webmaster that underestimate the
other browsers, or has just tested one and think that all doesn't work.

Comment 2

15 years ago
Have contact mail :
Ever confirmed: true
Whiteboard: [havecontact]

Comment 3

15 years ago
What do you mean? Have you contacted them?

Comment 4

15 years ago
No. It just mean that there is here a contact address to write them :-)

Comment 5

15 years ago
OK, I've tried tried to contact them, but haven't got any answer yet.
Summary: Refused access to website without MSIE → - Refused access to website without MSIE

Comment 6

15 years ago
tech evang june 2003 reorg
Assignee: nitot → norwegian
Component: Europe: West → Norwegian
QA Contact: brantgurganus2001 → norwegian
I tried the site in todays Firebird build, using an extension that lets me forge
my useragent. It worked just fine in Gecko (it was dead slow, because of DHTML I
believe. But it worked).

Comment 8

15 years ago
It might be some parts of it that only works in MSIE, but I has not seen any (I
got in using konquerors user agent forging). The problem is that the webmaster
isn't responding.

Comment 9

15 years ago
They have updated the whole website now, and validates quite good :-) And does
does not check for MSIE.
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED


14 years ago
Product: Tech Evangelism → Tech Evangelism Graveyard
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