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Possible Safari fix for misbehaving websites
Authored by: encro on Sep 08, '03 12:18:42PM

It's not a fix; It's a workaround to a problem. It doesnt solve the problem that the first poster mentions. Let the owner know that their website is flawed!



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Possible Safari fix for misbehaving websites
Authored by: g_nix on Sep 08, '03 01:47:05PM

Second that, except I have yet to see a page which just renders poorly without being set to MSIE. The ones I have problems with have all been ones which use browser detection to redirect gecko or khtml browsers to a page telling the user to get Internet Explorer.

The site designer (or more likely the programmer of the e-commerce package the site designer has purchased) of such sites has already made a decision not to support non MSIE browsers. Forging the User Agent string to gain access simply demonstrates how lazy (or ignorant) such designers are.

A better way to encourage wider support for standards compliance (especially with e-commerce sites who are the main offenders) is to actively boycott sites which don't work properly, make noise about it, put your friends off using such sites and email site maintainers, telling them that their poor design is losing them business.

Still it's a great tip if you really must access such sites.



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