Evangelism bug - hopefully someone here will know who in AOL to contact about this. AOL are idiots - you visit www.aol.com using Mozilla or indeed Netscape 6 under Linux and you get a message telling you to upgrade your browser to IE. But I've heard that Mozilla users on the Windows platform don't have this problem. The fact that AOL, owners of Netscape, don't even seem to recognise their own browser (and of course Mozilla which it is based off) on the platforms that it supports and the fact that it even recommends IE without mentioning Netscape 6 is another joke. I couldn't use IE even if I wanted to because I'm under Linux. I suppose they have to recommend IE because of their contract with MS but they should also recommend Netscape 6, but the whole point is that this works under Windows (so I've been told) and not under Linux suggests some crappy browser detection code.
It's Linux only, it works fine under Windows. Obviously they're not detecting Linux browsers correctly. It appears that they must be doing their browser detection server side.
I can't reproduce it (build id: 2001032219) under linux
It was mentioned on a comment on slashdot and so that's what prompted me to visit the page. My ISP does transparently cache port 80 content and there's nothing I can do about that, but I did reload numerous times and still seen it. Assuming that there's not a problem with my ISP then it looks like AOL have seen it and fixed the problem. I'll try viewing the page again under Linux when I get home and will mark this fixed if it now works.
It now appears to work, but the strange thing is I don't even get the page I seen earlier when using a browser such as Lynx, so it appears that the problem has been fixed now.
This bug shouldn't be marked FIXED but WORKSFORME because there's nothing fixed in mozilla to make this site work! NHF :)
Yes, it should be worksforme, but it is better off leaving it as-is than creating spam by changing the status.
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