excite.com - Unable to change excite.com content layout

VERIFIED WONTFIX

Status

Tech Evangelism Graveyard
English US
P1
normal
VERIFIED WONTFIX
17 years ago
3 years ago

People

(Reporter: rtroll, Assigned: bc)

Tracking

Details

(Whiteboard: [PROPRIETRY-DOM], URL)

(Reporter)

Description

17 years ago
Go to http://www.excite.com/; log in; and click the "layout" button in the
excite startpage banner.  The window that appears contains a generic overview of
your startpage, and allows you to move columns around within it.

However, when choosing this selection within mozilla, the generic overview
appears, but is entirely empty.  The following javascript error is seen in the
javascript console:

  this.Doc.layers has no properties
  http://home.excite.com/mesp/change/home/layoutnew/layoutnewbody

This makes me think this error is a javascript error; but that javascript does
work under IE5, IE4, and versions of Netscape.

-Ryan

Comment 1

17 years ago
Should be INVALID. It's excite's fault that they don't support standard DOM
bindings.

Reporter: your solution would be to write to Excite and suggest that they
support newer versions of Netscape and Mozilla. Currently, they only support IE
(document.all) and Netscape-4 (document.layers). Claim you use Netscape-6.1 (in
case they haven't heard of Mozilla). ;)
Yep, site uses document.layers/document.all with no provisions for W3C DOM.

Over to evangelism component to have someone contact them.  Reporter, if you
could do that that would be great.
Assignee: asa → evangelism
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: Browser-General → Evangelism
Ever confirmed: true
QA Contact: doronr → zach

Comment 3

17 years ago
Reassigning evangelism bugs to bclary@netscape.com.
Assignee: evangelism → bclary
(Assignee)

Updated

17 years ago
Priority: -- → P1
Whiteboard: [PROPRIETRY-DOM]
(Assignee)

Updated

17 years ago
Summary: Unable to change excite.com content layout → excite.com - Unable to change excite.com content layout
(Assignee)

Comment 4

17 years ago
Joined up and found the problem still exists as of 7/6/01. Contacted 7/6/01.
Marking assigned.
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
(Assignee)

Comment 5

17 years ago
All Evangelism Bugs are now in the Product Tech Evangelism. See bug 86997 for
details.
Component: Evangelism → US English
Product: Browser → Tech Evangelism
Version: other → unspecified
(Assignee)

Comment 6

17 years ago
follow up with these sites by 0.9.5
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla0.9.5
(Assignee)

Comment 7

16 years ago
-> 0.9.6, need to follow up on these asap
Target Milestone: mozilla0.9.5 → mozilla0.9.6

Comment 8

16 years ago
still not working, reseting
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
Target Milestone: Nov → ---
(Assignee)

Comment 9

16 years ago
soon to be bankrupt
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
didn't someone buy the excite.com portal assets?
(Assignee)

Comment 11

16 years ago
not sure. if they are still alive then we can reopen this.

Comment 12

16 years ago
Mode #evangelism +o Jake by ssdbot
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Product: Tech Evangelism → Tech Evangelism Graveyard
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