[aprssig] aprs.fi embedded and IE9

Bob Burns W9RXR w9rxr_ at rlburns.net
Wed Mar 23 06:08:49 EDT 2011

At 10:37 PM 3/22/2011, Eric Lorenz K9LGE wrote:
>The reason it doesn't work on half the company sites you deal with 
>is because those companies have chosen to take a short-sighted 
>approach to their web development and code their sites solely for IE...

You may not like it, but it's a reality. There are a handful of 
websites I visit, including my own employer's and the community 
college where I've been taking classes, that require IE. I can't 
change that situation, so I don't let it bother me. What's ironic is 
that some of the professors at the community college recommend 
Firefox to their students knowing full well that those students won't 
be able to use Firefox to do administrative tasks, like registering 
for classes or paying tuition, through the college's website.

I don't sweat it. I use Opera for most of my web browsing at home and 
keep IE 8 handy for logging into sites that Opera can't render. 
Thanks to this discussion, though, I will be very cautious about 
upgrading to IE 9.


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