July 22nd, 2004, 04:57 AM
firefox gripes from the Langa List
7) FireFox Gripes
Hello Fred, The Firefox browser (
http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/ ) is getting a lot of
attention lately and justifiably, its a free, safe alternative
to IE. However, Firefox is not perfect, and being a long time
computer griper, I documented gripes with it on my web site
http://www.computergripes.com/. Perhaps of most interest
though, are the web sites that do not work correctly with
Firefox. I have culled these from my other Firefox gripes and
put them on their own web page at
http://www.computergripes.com/firefoxsites.html ---Michael Horowitz
Thanks, Michael. Firefox, Netscape, classic Mozilla and Opera all claim
to be standards compliant, but all fail in different ways on different
sites. If they all were truly standard, they'd all fail the same way on
the same sites. But they don't, so clearly, there are problems with the
claims of compliance.
IE is not the most standards-compliant browser any longer (believe it
not, it actually was, for a brief while...), but it works on more sites
than any other. I personally care little for arguments about technical
purity--- I want a browser that works on the sites I visit. So, yes, I
do use IE as my main browser. With proper care and feeding (keeping up
with security updates, using antivirus and anti-spyware tools, etc.) IE
is fine to use.
No browser is perfect: they're all a mix of positives and negatives.
Ultimately, browser choice is a personal thing, depending on what
July 22nd, 2004, 05:13 AM
What a whiner. The only site I ever encounter not working with FX is windows update. If there is a site that does not work, then it's probably not worth visiting - or i'll just use IE - big deal......
Last edited by lynchknot; July 22nd, 2004 at 05:18 AM.