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a small victory for opera

(and me:))

   
9:21 pm on Mar 31, 2004 (gmt 0)

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yesterday i was locked out of a large uk companies online store because i used opera. when i asked the webmaster why they block opera, they said for security and usability and suggested i 'upgrade' to i.e 5 - i guess they thought i was joe surfer and wouldnt question this.(see [webmasterworld.com...]

i didnt find this response particuarily convincing so after a short discussion here (http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum21/7587.htm), i asked them to elaborate, and they refused. so i basically told them i didnt believe they had a good argument (well, called them liars :)) and told them to get the developers to do the job properly - pointing them to a number of sites that have no trouble with opera. i also pointed them in the direction of this thread on the same subject:

[webmasterworld.com...]

anyways today i visit the site and boom! straight in. yay!

moral for opera users: if they lock you out, just ask why and dont let them fob you off.

if anyone would care to check that im not going mad/looking at a cacheed version from when i set the ua to ie, please sticky

cheers!
ben

9:35 pm on Mar 31, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Nice one, :)

I guess it's time the large sites started to realise that the days of designer for ... browser are gone.

Mack.

9:38 pm on Mar 31, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Good work, well done.
11:33 pm on Mar 31, 2004 (gmt 0)

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hey I've been writing notes like that forever and don't think I've ever had a victory!

Good job. I just love it when they tell me to upgrade to Netscape 4 (from Firefox .8).

 

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