Re: OT: IE 5 *required* for accessing a web site?!

Subject: Re: OT: IE 5 *required* for accessing a web site?!
From: Max Wyss <prodok -at- prodok -dot- ch>
To: John Wilcox <jwilcox -at- tcsi -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2000 19:40:49 +0200


this has been very common when the "version 4" browsers came up.

It is usually pretty hard work to make a page looking kind of decent on the
major browsers even. You might look at the series my partner Makiko Itoh
wrote ( then select the link in the "Practical
Toolbox" overview) when IE5 for Mac came out (which is BTW the most
standard-compliant browser available right now).

Max Wyss
PRODOK Engineering
Low Paper workflows, Smart documents, PDF forms
CH-8906 Bonstetten, Switzerland

Fax: +41 1 700 20 37
e-mail: mailto:prodok -at- prodok -dot- ch

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I just went to to check out the company, which has just advertised
a TW position on the techwr-l employment site. I was taken aback by a message
indicating that I needed to have Internet Explorer 5.0 or better to access
site! No Netscape or other browser, no pre-IE5. I've seen requirements for
Shockwave or something in order to view certain content, but having to have a
specific browser just to visit the site?! Why would anyone intentionally limit
visitors in such a way? It seems to me this is like a store saying, "You must
drive a Ford to shop here." Has anyone else ever seen such a limitation?

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