[lug] OT: IE questions
bgiles at coyotesong.com
Thu Oct 6 16:50:09 MDT 2011
I've been on the other side of this. First there's two interpretations - are
these versions the floor or the ceiling?
If it's the floor then it's because the stakeholders are keeping the door
open for the people with really old systems on slow phone lines. Remember
there are a lot of people in poverty, a lot of people where they can only
use slow modems on unreliable lines, etc. Government agencies put a very
high priority on being accessible to the most people - a business might be
willing to write off the bottom 5% but government agencies aren't.
If it's the ceiling then it's probably because of limited resources for
development and testing. That concern is less reasonable now with good
legacy code won't be using that.
On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 9:53 AM, George Sexton <georges at mhsoftware.com>wrote:
> I'd download this add-in for firefox and set it to IE 6 and see what
> George Sexton
> MH Software, Inc.
> 303 438-9585
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: lug-bounces at lug.boulder.co.us [mailto:lug-
> > bounces at lug.boulder.co.us] On Behalf Of Davide Del Vento
> > Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2011 10:03 PM
> > To: Boulder (Colorado) Linux Users Group -- General Mailing List
> > Subject: [lug] OT: IE questions
> > Folks,
> > I've just come across a (federal government) website in which I need
> > to submit a form. The website says: "This Web site only supports
> > Internet Explorer 6 and Internet Explorer 7."
> > Questions:
> > 1) the form looks fine in Chrome/Firefox 3.6 under linux. Do you think
> > that they just have that warning, but than the thing works? If the
> > answer is "who knows", do you think it's possible to decide the answer
> > looking at the HTML of the page?
> > 2) weren't those IE version very old? And available only in windows
> > XP? Is is possible/easy to run them on Windows Vista? Windows 7?
> > Finding a M$ machine is already painful, finding a old one, it's even
> > worst :-(
> > Thanks,
> > Davide
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