The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

31 January 2008

Low compatibility

Speaking of making the punishment fit the crime, whoever designed this site should be required to view it in Firefox for two hours a day.

It looks okay in IE 6, though there's a suspicious-looking Javascript component billed as "IEscroll.htm" that apparently utterly flummoxes Mozilla. Let me know if you can get it to work in a non-Microsoft browser, wouldja please?

Posted at 6:54 AM to PEBKAC


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It may look okay in IE6, but in 7 it looks exactly as it does in Firefox.

Well, except for the epileptic seizure...

Posted by: McGehee at 7:58 AM on 31 January 2008

Are you referring to its tendency to go into a headache-inducing "blinking on and off" mode in Firefox?

I don't know. I tend to think that if the people who run a web page actually WANT hits, they'd think to make it multi-browser compatible.

Posted by: fillyjonk at 7:58 AM on 31 January 2008

I think this was more a case of "Look at the neat stuff we get from Microsoft!" and the rest of the world can go hang.

Posted by: CGHill at 8:46 AM on 31 January 2008

My Firefox couldn't handle it for ten minutes, much less two hours.

Posted by: Brian J. at 9:55 AM on 31 January 2008

Firefox with NoScript plug-in loads it up just fine with all scripts blocked. Allowing erfilter.com script fills in a couple of boxes. Allowing the newtongrant.org script produces severe chaos.

I would suggest emailing them to inform them that their script is registering as malware/virus and ask them if they were dong it deliberately.

Posted by: Dan B at 10:42 AM on 31 January 2008

Looks OK in Safari :)

Posted by: ms7168 at 5:09 PM on 31 January 2008

I get the blink after about 30 seconds, until I hit "stop loading." Also, they've got the right-click function (as in "open in another window/layer") disabled for most of the links.

Couldn't find any "meta generator" values in the code I looked at, or a "designed by" credit. (Protect the guilty, I say!)

Meanwhile, I've been fighting this one.

Broken web design: It's everywhere!

Posted by: Old Grouch at 6:16 PM on 31 January 2008

On the bright side, Firefox's "IE View Lite" plugin worked this time. Kicked it right over to IE -- though it still left Firefox twitching until I cleared my cache, closed the browser, and restarted.

Posted by: McGehee at 6:34 PM on 31 January 2008