If I open mozilla.org homepage/getfirefox.com page with IE 5/6, I've no option to download Firefox/Thunderbird 1.0

RESOLVED FIXED

Status

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major
RESOLVED FIXED
14 years ago
6 years ago

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(Reporter: mao, Unassigned)

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Description

14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0

It seems platform sniffing code is broken with Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 for
Windows(I can't test other versions at this moment). The download link is not
displayed and the user experience is very frustrating: how is an IE user
supposed to switch, if he can't download Firefox from the advertised location?
The long awaited 11/9 may turn into a 9/11...

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start IE (version 5)
2. Open http://www.getfirefox.com
3. Try to download Firefox

Actual Results:  
I can't find a single link pointing to Firefox download

Expected Results:  
There should be a link to download Firefox

Comment 1

14 years ago
I am also seeing this and it has been noted in <a
href="http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=158262&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=">forum
</a> during 1.0 release. I did a <a
href="http://bo.sdf-eu.org/pic/ie50view.jpg">screen shot</a>.

Comment 2

14 years ago
Seeing the same with IE 6 SP1 on win2k on http://mozilla.org and
http://www.mozilla.org/products/thunderbird/ - getting reports on #mozillazine
of the same problem with IE 6 SP2 on XP.
Script errors seem to be the problem for the entire green "download" block not
showing up.
line 188, char 1, expected identifier on mozilla.org
also line 57, char 15, object expected on /products/thunderbird

Seems kinda really bad. I assume there's some pref setting in IE that's causing
this, cause otherwise this would have been noticed a lot earlier and by a lot
more people (and I can't find any other bug reports about this), but it still
should be fixed sooner rather than later.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: Miscellaneous → webmaster@mozilla.org
Ever confirmed: true

Updated

14 years ago
Assignee: mitchell → mozilla.webmaster
QA Contact: mitchell → daniel.bugmail

Comment 3

14 years ago
Steven, seems like you commited the error in the first place on the mozilla.org
homepage. CCing.

Comment 4

14 years ago
CCing asa and mscott as well.
Summary: If I open the getfirefox.com page with IE 5, I've no option to download Firefox 1.0 → If I open mozilla.org homepage/getfirefox.com page with IE 5/6, I've no option to download Firefox 1.0

Updated

14 years ago
Summary: If I open mozilla.org homepage/getfirefox.com page with IE 5/6, I've no option to download Firefox 1.0 → If I open mozilla.org homepage/getfirefox.com page with IE 5/6, I've no option to download Firefox/Thunderbird 1.0

Comment 7

14 years ago
Looks fixed to me with IE 6 SP1, win2k

Comment 8

14 years ago
Got more confirmation from people who saw it broken before as well. Marking fixed.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Product: mozilla.org → Websites
Component: www.mozilla.org → General
Product: Websites → www.mozilla.org
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