Site claims to be IE only

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

Tech Evangelism Graveyard
English Other
RESOLVED WONTFIX
15 years ago
3 years ago

People

(Reporter: Diego Biurrun, Assigned: Diego Biurrun)

Tracking

unspecified

Details

(URL)

(Assignee)

Description

15 years ago
Go to the URL with Mozilla, you get redirected to

http://www.online-exams.com/netscape.html

which says

  We're sorry -- this site has been built to accomodate Microsoft Internet
  Explorer, as approximately 96% of our customers use this browser. Please
  download Internet Explorer from the Microsoft site to continue.

  Thank you.

The browser detection works even after i put

user_pref("general.useragent.override", "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5;
Windows 98; Win 9x 4.90)")

into user.js.  Opera is not affected, unless you force it to identify as Mozilla
5.0.

I will try to contact these guys and see if I can make them change their policy.
 The site works fine in Mozilla if you use something other than the home page to
start surfing.
(Assignee)

Comment 1

15 years ago
Webmaster contacted, let us hope they respond and maybe even act.
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Target Milestone: --- → Aug
(Assignee)

Comment 2

15 years ago
Webmaster contacted, I've been in discussions with a person from management (I
believe) and I may have succeeded in convincing them to change their browser
sniffing routine to block Netscape 4 and below only.

Comment 3

14 years ago
Still no change to site - Mozilla 1.6b and Firebird 0.7 both receive the same
message as in comment #1.

The redirect only happens at the site entrance, and the contact web page
(http://www.online-exams.com/top_nav/contact/contact.asp) lists
"webmaster@online-exams.com" as the webmaster contact.
(Assignee)

Comment 4

14 years ago
Bad news, I contacted the site again, they will not change their code, even
though I handed them the one line solution on a plate :-(  ---> WONTFIX
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Product: Tech Evangelism → Tech Evangelism Graveyard
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