User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win 9x 4.90; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040206 Firefox/0.8 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win 9x 4.90; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040206 Firefox/0.8 Clicking on the "News Network Digital Edition" link (www.ospreynewsnetwork.com/pdf/lp/firstlogin.asp)on the page brings up http://www.ospreynewsnetwork.com/pdf/lp/browser.asp which states "Thank you for your interest in our online newspapers. However for you to continue you will need to upgrade your browser to Internet Explorer 5 (IE 5) or greater." Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Spoofed as IE 6 in Mozilla 1.7RC2 2. 3. Actual Results: Still get "IE Explorer 5 or greater" statement Expected Results: Allowed me to register Have e-mailed Head Office contact and New Media Division contact (e-mailed New Media Division several months previous with no response). There doesn't appear to be a clearly defined web master contact person.
Summary: Digital News Edition Link brings up only IE 5 or greater statement → ospreymediagroup.com - Digital News Edition Link brings up IE 5 or greater requirement
confirmed in 1.7rc2
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Their pages were created with FrontPage 4.0 and sometimes 5.0. Overall their web pages - have no doctype declaration - are based on nested table design, sometimes 4 levels deep and overall heavily formated tables (colspan, bgcolor, etc) - use spacer.gif for padding and margin, and use a lot of <center>, <font> - make inline style declarations without any unit; e.g. margin-left: 28; Validation: - WDG validator will report 3567 errors out of 87 checked pages; at least a third of these reported errors are <img src="spacer.gif"> without defined alt attribute. Nevertheless the validator will report for each of these 87 documents that the "maximum number of errors was reached. Further errors in the document have not been reported." - improper nesting error and omitted (or not open) start/end tag error are also often reported. So the pages rely heavily on MSIE's internal browser error handling/correction mechanisms to be rendered. So it becomes inevitable and predictable that the site imposes browser restriction constraints. I checked one of their newspaper (link broken to avoid scrolling) http://www.intelligencer.ca/webapp/sitepages/content.asp?contentid=67810 &catname=Local+News and noticed roughly the same elements.
is this now working ?
INCOMPLETE due to lack of activity since the end of 2009. If someone is willing to investigate the issues raised in this bug to determine whether they still exist, *and* work with the site in question to fix any existing issues, please feel free to re-open and assign to yourself. Sorry for the bugspam; filter on "NO MORE PRE-2010 TE BUGS" to remove.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
Product: Tech Evangelism → Tech Evangelism Graveyard
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