RE: [Scouter_T] Cub Fast Start
- Kris wrote: I was testing links on my Council's website Training page and
found that the link to the interactive fast start at National goes to a page
that then has a link that does not work. <snip>
It works on Windoze in IE, but not in any other web browser (Netscape,
Mozilla, Opera). On my Mac, it works in IE and Netscape, but in Netscape the
video window is undersized at only about 10% of the whole video image, and
can't be resized. It doesn't work at all from my SPARC running Solaris 9 and
Netscape, and is really bad in lynx <VBGrin>. I imagine that it's no good
from Linux either, but my Linux partition is part of a Wintel box that I'm
currently using for work stuff...
- Sean, have you tested it in OS/2 Warp & BEOs yet?
Pack 230 Apopka Florida
Troop 936 Longwood Florida
Wekiwa District Cub Scout Roundtable Commissioner
...and a good 'ol Bobwhite too! SR442
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sean Scott" <sscott@...>
> It works on Windoze in IE, but not in any other web browser (Netscape,
> Mozilla, Opera). On my Mac, it works in IE and Netscape, but in Netscape
> video window is undersized at only about 10% of the whole video image, and
> can't be resized. It doesn't work at all from my SPARC running Solaris 9
> Netscape, and is really bad in lynx <VBGrin>. I imagine that it's no good
> from Linux either, but my Linux partition is part of a Wintel box that I'm
> currently using for work stuff...
- John (and everybody else...)
> Sean, have you tested it in OS/2 Warp & BEOs yet?I am absolutely sure you are not intending any harm.
> ;- )
However I feel bad having a joke on this topic. I feel such
joking masks the actual contents of the message.
I know I am a curmudgeon. But I think the topic is both
important, and, very relevant in the context of delivering
training to its audience. I can imagine that many people
disagree with the contents of my opinion, but I hope you
agree with the importance of the issue.
1) When testing the display of web pages, the operating
system does not play a major role. If you don't test
everything, at least try different browsers.
2) The actual difference is most likely not whether you
choose Netscape or IE explorer. It is much more relevant
whether you choose a standard complying browser or a browser
with undocumented company private restrictions and extensions.
(Not that Netscape is any better in this regard)
3) I don't know exact numbers but probably 90% of all
corporate users do use IE. But we shouldn't forget
that scout related contents is mostly viewed in people's
home. Furthermore, a large fraction of our users are youth,
which may have computer usage patterns different from
4) As council webmaster, the scout law is an important
factor on how I do my job. I can not justify to myself
forcing my users to use a product of a company who
has been found guilty of miss-using its de-facto monopoly
with that particular product.
District training chair