Didn't have any around?  What kind of bullshit answer is tha?  All the
Mozilla browsers are Open Source and free and nealry all of them have
Windows binaries.

That is just a lame and lazy and horrid excuse.  That is EXACTLY what they
are saying.  They have no desire to support other browsers.  That developer
is the poster boy for the web developers I dislike.  I even got into trouble
for that once.  I was dating a girl who was a developer and I sort of got
into that a bit and she says "the application I am working on at work only
works with IE ..." talk about in trouble :p  Of course she changed
development to a Flash interface as oppsoed to the microsoft DOM and XML
interface they were goign to do, so as to suppor other browsers.  So I gues
it wasn't for naught ... a shame I sacrificed a girlfriend for the browser
agnostic war. ;)

And Microsoft won't build a version of IE.  One, because the majority of
linux users despise Microsoft applications and two, Microsoft would then be
giving crdit to Linux.  Hell, look how long it took before they made Office
and IE for Mac.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <michaelr_41@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Midrange Systems Technical Discussion" <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, March 08, 2004 4:36 PM
Subject: Re: Apple iMac and Webfacing


> Guess the Mozilla market isn't big enough. I talked with a developer
> about this once, and he said that they develop and test using Windows and
> IE. So it wasn't so much a matter of not supporting other browsers - they
> just didn't have any around. But...if you embraced the IBM Linux message
> and direction, you would be SOL when it comes to things like Webfacing. I
> don't think Microsoft has built a version of IE for Linux yet. :)
>
> On Mon, 8 Mar 2004 16:27:45 -0500, "Adam Lang"
> <aalang@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> said:
> > well, Safari and Firewfox run the mozilla engine, so is no suprise
> > Netscape
> > wouldn't work either.  They all run Mozilla.
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: <michaelr_41@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > To: "Midrange Systems Technical Discussion" <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Monday, March 08, 2004 3:55 PM
> > Subject: Re: Apple iMac and Webfacing
> >
> >
> > > Alas...you're right...IBM should support browsers in general...btw,
> > > Netscape won't work with Webfacing either. It has to be IE 5.5 or 6.0
on
> > > a Windows platform - so much for open systems. Of course, WDSC doesn't
> > > work on anything but Windows either...isn't this the 'I love Java'
> > > company?
> > >
> > > On Mon, 8 Mar 2004 14:37:40 -0600, "trevor perry"
> > > <trevorp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> said:
> > > > One of the other problems that you have is that IE on a Mac is no
longer
> > > > developed. They stopped at 5.2.3 (no relationship to Win IE
versions)
> > and
> > > > have not updated it since. They apparently refuse to do so b/c of
Apple
> > > > releasing Safari as their browser of choice.
> > > >
> > > > The ~one~ thing I dislike about my Mac is the Microsoft software. I
> > doubt
> > > > you will get any relief..
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > > > Subject: Apple iMac and Webfacing
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > > Anyone have any ideas why an iMac would have problems accessing a
> > > > > Webfaced page? It looks like Webfacing is choking on Unicode
(UTF-8),
> > but
> > > > > the iMac is using Unicode and Webfacing is setup to use Unicode.
Can't
> > > > > access the page with Safari or Firefox at all (since it's not IE).
IE
> > 5.2
> > > > > gets the Unicode error, and Opera responding as IE 5.0 gets a 'get
a
> > > > > later browser' error.
> > > > >
> > > > > IBM (lack of) support says...'Webfacing doesn't support Macs',
which I
> > > > > feel is kinda lame. IBM doesn't seem to know much about
> > Webfacing...I've
> > > > > had some long delays with support requests...it's almost not worth
the
> > > > > time spent on the phone.
> > > > >
> > > > > Cross posting to Ignite.
> > > > >
> > > > > Any ideas appreciated.
> > > > >
> > > > > Thanks...
> > > > >
> > > > > - Michael
> > > >
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