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(Network World)   Hey, Cambridge, 1997 called and it wants its web browser back   (networkworld.com) divider line 40
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2013-06-24 08:38:43 AM
It's good to see Reddit keeping people informed of things that matter.
 
2013-06-24 09:05:12 AM
If it works who cares? Not every gov website needs a redesign every 20 Minutes
 
2013-06-24 09:33:42 AM
In before someone posts a screenshot of this page in Mosaic or something
 
2013-06-24 09:37:12 AM
Wow.  I certainly won't be sending MY offspring to that institution in the future.
 
2013-06-24 09:42:14 AM
It's funny because I just paid a ticket last week and noticed this as well, and it only took me three or four obscure/hidden text links to reach that page and actually be able to pay...
 
2013-06-24 09:44:51 AM
it's a bad day when you have to get snarky over the fact that a web page is backwards compatible all the way back to IE4

/....or later (you know, like any browser that's around now)
 
2013-06-24 09:45:44 AM
well, are you running something newer?  yes?  well good, move along nothing to see here
 
2013-06-24 09:56:58 AM
I graduated college in '97 and had to take an introductory "computer science" course. There was a one or two day span of "learning how to navigate the www". Or, as I refer to to it today..finding free porn.
 
2013-06-24 09:59:31 AM

Dead for Tax Reasons: well, are you running something newer?  yes?  well good, move along nothing to see here


I'm not running any version of Netscape.  Are you?
 
2013-06-24 10:01:35 AM

Claka: it's a bad day when you have to get snarky over the fact that a web page is backwards compatible all the way back to IE4

/....or later (you know, like any browser that's around now)


In the case of IE, didn't they come out with an "upgrade" somewhere along the line that "broke" a lot of previously compliant sites, requiring them to be rewritten?

Hey, I got a great idea!  We should come up stated, well-defined spec for a protocol that is independent of platform or software, and call it "hypertext markup language."  Then it wouldn't matter what browser anyone was using.
 
2013-06-24 10:04:27 AM

HeartBurnKid: Dead for Tax Reasons: well, are you running something newer?  yes?  well good, move along nothing to see here

I'm not running any version of Netscape.  Are you?


firefox, so yeah, sort of
 
2013-06-24 10:08:17 AM

I_Am_Weasel: It's good to see Reddit keeping people informed of things that matter.

 
2013-06-24 10:11:25 AM
So, no to smoke signals?
 
2013-06-24 10:12:23 AM
I thought this was the Cambridge people gave a shiat about and not the home of the world's richest charity. One more win for reddit/aspergers.
 
2013-06-24 10:12:25 AM

flondrix: In the case of IE, didn't they come out with an "upgrade" somewhere along the line that "broke" a lot of previously compliant sites, requiring them to be rewritten?


Ever since version 7, they've been becoming more standards-compliant with each version.  Unfortunately, this means that a lot of sights designed with IE6 in mind won't work right with IE7, a lot of sites for IE7 won't work right with IE8, and so on, and so on.
 
2013-06-24 10:14:58 AM

Dead for Tax Reasons: HeartBurnKid: Dead for Tax Reasons: well, are you running something newer?  yes?  well good, move along nothing to see here

I'm not running any version of Netscape.  Are you?

firefox, so yeah, sort of


This

Maybe Reddit can make a list of all the sites that are "Optimized for IE" or "Best viewed in 800x600" or "Under construction".  Be more worthwhile than what they usually do.
 
2013-06-24 10:38:44 AM
Someone's web page is out of date!
HAHAHA HILARIOUS!!!
I'm going to try and find a typo on the internet so I can submit it to Fark.
 
2013-06-24 10:38:57 AM
Hey Cambridge, thanks for not providing me the Gopher link to this resource, you insensitive clods.
 
2013-06-24 10:42:06 AM
Good...good.  The Reddit butthurt is strong still.
 
2013-06-24 10:46:08 AM

HeartBurnKid: flondrix: In the case of IE, didn't they come out with an "upgrade" somewhere along the line that "broke" a lot of previously compliant sites, requiring them to be rewritten?

Ever since version 7, they've been becoming more standards-compliant with each version.  Unfortunately, this means that a lot of sights designed with IE6 in mind won't work right with IE7, a lot of sites for IE7 won't work right with IE8, and so on, and so on.

one of my first line support guys was using

http://www.thetrainline.com/  to boot tickets for a visit to one of our other offices. He sheepishly comes over to me and ask, 'how do you get to the next page after deciding which ticket you want?'

So i go over and look at his screen, for the life of me i can see where to go next. guess what. the 'Buy ticket' option is not rendered in IE10\win8.
 
2013-06-24 11:00:34 AM
Maybe they had a lot of users who complained when they changed their website design.
 
2013-06-24 11:04:31 AM

HeartBurnKid: Dead for Tax Reasons: well, are you running something newer?  yes?  well good, move along nothing to see here

I'm not running any version of Netscape.  Are you?


Lots of people do.  They call it "Firefox" now.
 
2013-06-24 11:06:38 AM

flondrix: Claka: it's a bad day when you have to get snarky over the fact that a web page is backwards compatible all the way back to IE4

/....or later (you know, like any browser that's around now)

In the case of IE, didn't they come out with an "upgrade" somewhere along the line that "broke" a lot of previously compliant sites, requiring them to be rewritten?

Hey, I got a great idea!  We should come up stated, well-defined spec for a protocol that is independent of platform or software, and call it "hypertext markup language."  Then it wouldn't matter what browser anyone was using.


Web browsers are like glasses.  They're just a middleman used to help you view something that is difficult to view otherwise.  Prior to v7, IE was like a pair of glasses that weren't suited for the people wearing them, but everyone seemed to wear them anyway.  So in order for something to be seen, the actual object being looked at had to be manipulated to make it look right through IE.  After IE7, they just started fixing the glasses, leaving a lot of the old stuff as a blurry mess.

/we fixed the glitch
//these things have a way of working themselves out
 
2013-06-24 11:09:08 AM
I'd rather pay a $35 parking ticket on Cambridge's shiatty website than the $65 tickets I used to pay on Oakland's nice website.

/farking regressive taxes
 
2013-06-24 11:17:05 AM

I_Am_Weasel: It's good to see Reddit keeping people informed of things that matter.


img.fark.net
 
2013-06-24 11:17:52 AM
WHY DIDN'T YOU WARN THEM?

/oblig
 
2013-06-24 11:20:29 AM

enry: Dead for Tax Reasons: HeartBurnKid: Dead for Tax Reasons: well, are you running something newer?  yes?  well good, move along nothing to see here

I'm not running any version of Netscape.  Are you?

firefox, so yeah, sort of

This

Maybe Reddit can make a list of all the sites that are "Optimized for IE" or "Best viewed in 800x600" or "Under construction".  Be more worthwhile than what they usually do.


So what ever geocities sites that are still alive then
 
2013-06-24 11:20:31 AM
Google is trying to send us back to 1997 with their Chrome web apps.

For example:
"Sorry, We've noticed that you're not using Chrome"
http://www.cbsnews.com/htdocs/60minutesapp/browser.html

/ F**kers
 
2013-06-24 11:28:27 AM

jaytkay: Google is trying to send us back to 1997 with their Chrome web apps.

For example:
"Sorry, We've noticed that you're not using Chrome"
http://www.cbsnews.com/htdocs/60minutesapp/browser.html

/ F**kers


It's funny to me that the site pops up even if you're using Chrome.
 
2013-06-24 11:31:54 AM

meanmutton: It's funny to me that the site pops up even if you're using Chrome.


Maybe you have a script blocker or ad blocker?
 
2013-06-24 11:37:46 AM
imgs.xkcd.com

/Oblig
//there's an xkcd for everything
///and some of them are even funny
 
2013-06-24 12:04:42 PM
Makes sense.  If you launched netscape back in 1997 the window should be coming up any moment now.
 
2013-06-24 12:30:30 PM
This reminds me of how much I miss Mirsky's Worst of the Web.
 
2013-06-24 12:42:44 PM

offmymeds: I_Am_Weasel: It's good to see Reddit keeping people informed of things that matter.

[img.fark.net image 800x800]


I love downvote rage. Then they request the same feature on every other site they visit. "Why are there no downvotes on facebook?! The dislike button!" No, sweetie, you need to learn to spell before you can disagree with someone on the rest of the innernet.
 
2013-06-24 01:11:46 PM

Tax Boy: [imgs.xkcd.com image 502x324]

/Oblig
//there's an xkcd for everything
///and some of them are even funny


There's a repeated post for every thread
 
2013-06-24 01:28:46 PM
<blink>This text is now blinking</blink>

/document.layers
 
2013-06-24 02:01:29 PM
Just putting this out there to the "Well, it works!" folks:

How up-to-date do you think the part of the site that takes your money is, given the front?
 
2013-06-24 07:51:27 PM
All of my locations on the World Wide Web require Mosaic 0.92 or higher.  We feature progressive JPEG's to enable our visitors to recognize images up to five minutes before they finish loading.

img23.imageshack.us
 
2013-06-24 09:35:14 PM
And if they did have people updating their website all the time, you can be absolutely certain there would be outcries about "wasteful" government spending.
 
2013-06-25 08:01:30 AM

HeartBurnKid: Ever since version 7, they've been becoming more standards-compliant with each version. Unfortunately, this means that a lot of sights designed with IE6 in mind won't work right with IE7, a lot of sites for IE7 won't work right with IE8, and so on, and so on.


I know that :hover doesn't work. It worked in IE9. Of course, I've only been using it for about two weeks.
 
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