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Possible Safari fix for misbehaving websites
Authored by: zeb on Sep 08, '03 03:01:00PM

I would agree with most of what the above comments suggest, letting the site management know of bugs is important.

However, having the ability to spoof the user agent is a great feature. My fiancée has a hotmail account, and whenever she needs to download an attachment, she is forced to use IE (until this hint). Try convincing Micro$oft to become more Browser compliant! (or convincing them of anything for that matter)

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Possible Safari fix for misbehaving websites
Authored by: raider on Sep 08, '03 04:36:31PM
Don't use Hotmail then. If a company is unresponsive and greedy - stop supporting them. This works for everything from local restaurants and hardware stores to WAL-MART and Microsoft. They only abuse their power because people let them!

Now, on a more related note: I *always* (see below) leave my user agent set to it's default. Whether I am using Mozilla or Safari on Windows or Mac - I *want* the web logs to show people NOT using IE.

But I actually have more problems with the Mac version of IE than I do Safari! What makes me the most angry is when a website tells you that it doesn't support your browser - but works anyway if you change your UserAgent! A while back WellsFargo used to do this. They would pop up a message claiming to only support IE. At the time I was an Opera user. If I switched my UserAgent to IE - the site worked exactly the same as within IE. So I sent them an email EVERY time I logged in, complaining. I figure if their server log counted me as an IE user - SOMETHING should count me as an Opera user. Fast forward a couple years and I have switched to a Mac. My webmail for my ISP claimed that the Mac was not supported - but would work fine, just like above... So I did the same, sent a complaint every time. Both companies now have their web systems working under every browser I use - and no annoying popups or complaints about my choice of a browser!

My point is that is is *numbers* that count. Oh yeah, send Apple a bug report as well - maybe Apple can put pressure on sites at the same time...

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