[Bug 908] LFS Testing doesn't render properly on MSIE

Nico R. n-roeser at gmx.net
Wed Oct 6 03:26:38 PDT 2004


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Randy McMurchy wrote:

> Justin Knierim wrote:
>> On Tue, 05 Oct 2004 21:14:57 +0200, M.Canales.es
>> 
>>>I'm for it, IE sucks.
>> 
>> 
>> I'm in total agreement.  Even with the XML declaration in there, the
>> book is still usable in IE.  Just the text links at the top and
>> bottom
>> are not centered and are a bit overlapping.  They still work though
>> and everything else displays correctly.
> 
> First of all, it renders some of the links unusable. The middle
> bottom one frequently (depends on the length of other links).
> 
> But what y'all need to realize is that that IE is the market
> share browser. More folks will end up using it one time or another
> to browse LFS than with other browsers.
> 
> To the average Joe, it simply looks like the LFS book is poorly
> designed. Regardless that it isn't the book, but is in reality
> a buggy browser, perception is everything.

Well... don't start hitting me with clubs or throwing heavy UNIX manuals
at me... <grin/>

What about checking the browser identification ("User-Agent" header) and
redirecting all IE users to a page saying that their browser is
horribly broken? AFAIK, IE is the only browser where this header can't
be changed or can only be changed with some difficulty.

We would need a good explanatory page though, to prevent users from
yelling at us... ;-)
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Nico
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