Re: [hackers-il] The shame of Technion's EE Web site
- On Thu, Oct 23, 2003 at 06:55:54PM +0200, Shlomi Fish wrote:
> On Thu, 23 Oct 2003, Omer Zak wrote:Maybe the server sends the menu page based on the browser. The name of
> > When version 0.9.9 of Mozilla is used to browse
> > http://www.ee.technion.ac.il/
> > The following error message is seen:
> > Netscape4 version only
> > The page does not even claim to support only IE...
> > Disclaimer: I didn't check what happens if Mozilla 1.4 is used.
> The same thing happens with Mozilla 1.4, and the page is still displayed
> incorrectly. Strangely enough, if you use Netscape 7, (which is based
> on Mozilla) the page would be displayed perfectly fine. (don't ask me why).
the menu frame page is menu_ns4_e.html . Maybe later someone added a
check to the server to refer a browser with a user-agent string of
mozilla 7 to a different page. Mozilla uses a different user-agent
string (mozilla 5)
>Is webcourse.cs.technion.ac.il available from the outside?
> This is an old problem and it's a real shame. The homepage once worked
> only with MSIE and NN4, and then I reported it and it was fixed to work
> with Mozilla and Konqueror again. Now, it exhibits such a problem again.
> This is ironic especially considering that the web-site for the Computer
> Science department and all the web sites for the courses I checked, are
> perfectly clean and portable HTML, which can be viewed well on all
> browsers. The EE department web-site has seen several incarnations. One
> was clean and nice, but not very attractive. The other one was more
> clunky, but could still work with a lot of browsers, and the third was
> this non-portable DHTML mess.
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