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PostPosted: Fri 17 Jul 2009, 01:11    Post_subject:  Microsoft and HTML5  

Microsoft if it controlled google
would make people upgrade to their browser

Maybe Google will be kinder
http://mashable.com/2009/07/16/ie6-must-die/

You may remember MS put code in its HTML that
displayed badly in Opera -
I think Opera took them to court over it

HTML5 is being introduced
MS tried to scupper the open docs standards
They do not play nice

Is there an argument for making our Puppy websites
redirect IE users to a page telling them to upgrade their browser?

Should puppytude be extended to Microsoft?

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PostPosted: Fri 17 Jul 2009, 03:18    Post_subject: Re: HTML5  

Lobster wrote:


Is there an argument for making our Puppy websites
redirect IE users to a page telling them to upgrade their browser?


Only if you want to give people a reason not to visit your site and/or try Puppy.

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PostPosted: Fri 17 Jul 2009, 03:55    Post_subject:  

hi lobster,

it makes no sense to adopt bad habits.

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PostPosted: Fri 17 Jul 2009, 05:03    Post_subject:  

Yes quite right guys - quite right.
be kind even unto Microsoft . . .

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PostPosted: Fri 17 Jul 2009, 06:38    Post_subject:  

I agree with aragon and tlchost, there is no need to do something like that if we don't need a feature in our sites that is not available to the outdated ie6.

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PostPosted: Fri 17 Jul 2009, 07:41    Post_subject:  

I partly agree with the above.

We can add elements in the puppy sites that do not display all that well in IE6, cos IE6 is just too outdated, but we SHOULD NEVER redirect them to a page saying that they'll have to upgrade their browser before visiting puppy sites. If you want to scare away visitors, thats what you gotta do. Better is just a small block on the websites which says "Upgrade to a newer browser (e.g. Firefox, Opera or IE7/Cool to display all elements on this site correctly. That way the IE6 users can still use the website. And thats good cos a really large part of ppl on the internet still use that old outdated shitty browser.
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PostPosted: Fri 17 Jul 2009, 08:42    Post_subject:  

Lobster wrote:
Yes quite right guys - quite right.
be kind even unto Microsoft . . .


I think you missed the point. Why penalize the viewers because you disagree with Microsoft? If the goal is to introduce folks to Puppy/Linux then you shouldn't punish them.

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PostPosted: Fri 17 Jul 2009, 08:59    Post_subject:  

Microsoft will do itself in. They don't need help.
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PostPosted: Fri 17 Jul 2009, 09:28    Post_subject:  

I suppose we could offer a free security, compatibility upgrade button etc - however most of our sites are geared towards Puppy not software politics. . .
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