Help with question about web page access

From: Roger Merchberger <>
Date: Tue Aug 17 18:28:45 2004

Rumor has it that Fred Cisin may have mentioned these words:
>While perfectly LEGAL, websites that won't work with last
>week's browser are offensive.
>Yes, I am exaggerating a bit.

Yes, if a website doesn't support Nutscrape 2.0, I don't find that a big
problem... but websites that support Nutscrape 7.1, but don't support
Mozilla 1.9.3 (read: same damn core) I find *seriously offensive.* Yes, I
find Yahoo offensive!

That's like saying "Yes, we support the use of a 2002 Cadillac Escalade,
but not a 2002 Chevy Avalanche!

Other than the Escalade costs $10K more and you *have* to get the leather
interior, they're the same damn truck!

>Why do some jerks make websites that have nothing but text
>on them, that CARE about which release of the browser?
>Why do some jerks take plain text and put it in a .PDF?

Id10T Portability. Folks who can save a PDF by right-clicking and hitting
"Save Link" aren't smart enough to click "File" then "Save As."

> > Why? I've never understood this obsession with cookies. I mean, *why*?
>Because it is RUDE to store your crap on somebody else's machine,
>without identifying what is in it.

Turn 'em off. Problem solved.

[[ BTW, cookies were originally designed to store "the user's crap on their
own machine" -> preferences, settings, whatnot. Are cookies bad because of
doubleclick's perverted tracking scheme? ]]

>And some companies make browsers that are so demented that the
>default settings permit "cookies" that are executable code!

That's like saying "it's the '98 Jag's fault why you're '57 Morris Minor
can't keep up with modern traffic." You can't blame the cookies due to some
brain-dead program!

Is email bad because of Micro$haft's perverted viruses-spreading crapware?

ObClassiccmp: I used gotos all the time in my basic code. Am I now Evil
Incarnate? ;-)

Roger "Merch" Merchberger

Roger "Merch" Merchberger   | JC: "Like those people in Celeronville!"
sysadmin, Iceberg Computers | Me: "Don't you mean Silicon Valley???"          | JC: "Yea, that's the place!"
                             | JC == Jeremy Christian
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