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Gmail does not support NN4.x

   
10:35 pm on Apr 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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From the About Gmail [google.com] page:

5. What are Gmail's system requirements?

Gmail currently supports the following browsers:

* Microsoft IE 5.5 and newer (Windows)
* Netscape 7.1 and newer (Windows, Macintosh, Linux)
* Mozilla 1.4 and newer (Windows, Macintosh, Linux)
* Mozilla Firefox 0.8 and newer (Windows, Macintosh, Linux)

Regardless of the browser used, you must have JavaScript and cookies enabled. We hope to expand this list of supported browsers in the near future.

No Netscape 4.x!

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10:38 pm on Apr 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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And no Opera [webmasterworld.com], at least from the specs.

Offtopic: The logo is slick, though.

7:31 am on Apr 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

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isnt it just an April Fools joke?
7:40 am on Apr 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

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who is still using NN4.x?
What percentage of people on the net use that browser?
When was the last one of those version released?
8:22 am on Apr 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

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> When was the last one of those version released?

I believe Netscape did some wierd things with NS4. Correct me if I am wrong, but wasn't NS4.8 released after NS6 but before NS7?

11:48 pm on Apr 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

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NS 4.8 was quite recent. Yes, after NS6 I believe.

GMail doesn't work in Mozilla 1.2.1 either.

In the error message the text in the noscript tags does not render on screen, but does appear when I copy and paste the surrounding block of text from the screen to a text editor.

10:40 am on Apr 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

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who is still using NN4.x?
What percentage of people on the net use that browser?

Statistically almost no-one: my stats show about 0.2% NN4.X.

I'm surprised at the lack of support for Opera, though tbh it renders almost exactly the same as IE6 (but without the bugs of course! ;) )

My stats are UK only though, what's it like on your side of the Atlantic?

12:06 pm on Apr 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Statistically almost no-one: my stats show about 0.2% NN4.X

Never believe your own stats. NS4 users who may find it difficult or impossible to use your site will never be repeat visitors. IE and NS6 visitors may visit regularly, thus falsely puching up the relativity between the IE and NS4 stats. NS4 users are probably at least double or quadruple the figure you have stated and will be mainly universities or companies that refuse to upgrade for security reasons. If you target these audiences (which Gmail should be - they are targetting everyone) then it should at least function in NS4 even if it does not look visually pixel perfect.

2:36 pm on Apr 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

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NS4 users are probably at least double or quadruple the figure you have stated

Probably correct: my NS4-friendly site is getting about 0.4% of its visitors using NS4 ;)

2:54 pm on Apr 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

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hmmmm... good point, I hadn't thought of that pcink.

Does anyone know:
a) Where I can find reliable stats?
b) Where I can find a half decent server side ns4 redirect to help those guys out?

Sorry, I know this horribly off topic... Where should this sort of thing be posted?

3:23 pm on Apr 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I just looked at the stats for one website and NS4 accounted for 2.8% of browsers! This seems very high to me.
4:51 pm on Apr 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member txbakers is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



I stopped supporting NN 4.X 18 months ago.
5:04 pm on Apr 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

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On google's traffic scale, even 1% represents a huge pie of $. Maybe they would try to "fit in" soon.
 

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