Department of Education Electronic Loan Consolidation Forms do not support Mozilla/Opera (nor Konq, for that matter)



14 years ago
4 years ago


(Reporter: trelane, Unassigned)






14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050616
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050616

If you visit the site in Mozilla, it simply displays a bolded warning: "this Web
site does not support Netscape 6 and higher, Mozila(sic), Opera, or Firefox",
recommending that I " use Internet Explorer to complete this online
application."  Apparently they didn't really read the browser information
carefully, as MSFT will probably release a version of Internet Explorer for
Linux right after they finish porting Office.  <drylaughter>Ha ha ha.</drylaughter>

Anyhow, we're told that "If you continue you will not be able to submit your
application during the final steps of the process."

I've not poked into the matter further to figure out what precisely is breaking.
 It may be some bit of RadioactiveX **** or it may be coding to the IE DOM
instead of the W3C DOM.  I honestly don't know yet; I just want to get my
interest rates locked in before they jack them up.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to website.
2. Behold the silliness
3. Hold head after trying to contemplate why they'd go to the lengths it takes
to get non-compatible.

Actual Results:  
I got a headache and rather upset.

Expected Results:  
Not complained at me and simply done what it does for IE.  [Here, "the software"
is the website]
I don't see any errors now in either Camino trunk or Firefox 2. Sounds FIXED; if not, please feel free to reopen and explain the current problem.
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Product: Tech Evangelism → Tech Evangelism Graveyard
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