Re: MSFT Chicanery

From: Fred McLain <mclain_at_zipcon_dot_net>
Date: Fri Sep 21 2007 - 15:20:14 CDT

I agree this is pure FUD - the important point (that got talked over
on the radio program) is that they state that other browsers may give
you "inaccurate results". Web apps simply do not work that way.

Outside of VB Script and some tweaks to JavaScript, the only other
"important" technology IE offers that may be absent from other
browsers is ActiveX, which is a HUGE security hole. There are
plugins to Firefox to allow ActiveX under Windows, but I don't
recommend using them.

        -Fred-

On Sep 21, 2007, at 1:11 PM, Alan Dechert wrote:

> Actually, it works fine with FireFox. It also works fine with a
> Mac. The
> point is, they are lying and spreading FUD about non-MSFT products.
>
> AD
>
>
>> As a practical matter, if homelink is barring access to sites
>> unless one
>> has a IE browser, then you can use a browser like Opera that
>> allows one to
>> spoof (pretend to be IE) the server to get in.
>>
>> It's a shame they do that.
>>
>> Another possibility is that the site uses some sort of plug-in
>> that only
>> works in IE. In that case they might be right that it only works
>> with IE.
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