ekoke.com - Blocks all but IE



Tech Evangelism Graveyard
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15 years ago
3 years ago


(Reporter: David Short, Unassigned)






15 years ago
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040206 Firefox/0.8

If you go to www.ekoke.com in any browser other than IE, you get the following

Ekoke.com needs to be run with the Microsoft Explorer. This is due to the fact
that this is a web-based application, not just a website.

If you do not have the Microsoft Internet Explorer installed in your computer,
you can download it from the Microsoft website."

I've tried with Mozilla, Firefox and Opera.  It works fine with IE, and also
with Opera pretending to be IE, which shows that it doesn't really require IE:
they just want to microsoftize us all.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to http://www.ekoke.com
Actual Results:  
Message saying to download IE.

Expected Results:  
Allowed access to the site.

Comment 1

15 years ago
Doesn't block development...
Severity: blocker → major

Comment 2

14 years ago
Changing the user agent shows a website that fully works under Mozilla.
Here is what I wrote them:

Subject: Your Website


For security reasons our company uses only Linux-based computers. As a result it
is not possible for us to use Microsoft Internet Explorer on our computers.
Instead we use the popular and standards compliant Mozilla Firefox and your
website refuses blindly to let non-IE users enter your website altough (after
faking our browser's identity) your website works perfectly under our operating
system and browser. 

More and more people are switching to alternate web browser that could easily
access your website (without cheating and faking their browser identitiy that
is) so why don't you let these ~20% potential customers to visit your website ?

Your website is already listed in the bug tracking system of the mozilla
foundation (https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=235242) and I'm sure
it'll bring your company good publicity if you removed your browser check code
as it is not necessary anymore.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you need help into fixing your web
application; i'll be glad to help you for the sake of compatibility and
accessibility for everyone on the web.

Here are some stats: 

I'm looking forward to hearing from you.

Best regards.
Jonathan Ernst
Net Oxygen Sàrl

Comment 3

14 years ago
Conforming summary to TFM item 10 at 

Reporter, when you file a TE bug, please follow the reporting guidelines.
Summary: Blocks all but IE. → ekoke.com - Blocks all but IE

Comment 4

13 years ago
The site as it was likely doesn't exist any more at ekoke.com. There is just an
ad site, with the domain 'ekoke.com' being offered for sale.

So this can now be closed 


13 years ago
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Product: Tech Evangelism → Tech Evangelism Graveyard
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