Is it just me …

… or can other Firebird/Mozilla users access the Marks & Spencers site without getting the disallowed message today?


Mike January 1, 2001 Reply

I’m in too… Go Rach! Challanger of the mighty!

Paul January 1, 2001 Reply

Well… I’m in too. So it seems Rachel has more power than she thinks!

bugs January 1, 2001 Reply

Works for me in Firebird whatever I set user agent too, and I looking at the source of the page I see no test for user agent.

Tim January 1, 2001 Reply

Me too! My goodness – I can think of three possible reasons:

1. either Firebird is deemed to be a better browser than when I raised the issue with them
2. M+S realise just who you are (“do you know who I am?”) and have decided that your opinion is valid.
3. The M+S webdev team got hit by a large hammer, which knocked some sense into them…

Rachel January 1, 2001 Reply

I kind of like the hammer theory … 🙂

I guess it’s quite possible that a few emails generated by this post added to ones sent by people like yourself earlier, highlighted the fact that people are actually using these other browsers – and for everyone that complained there are likely to be far more who just went away.

If the designers had said that it wasn’t worth supporting these browsers because no-one uses them, then a reasonable number of complaints from users of the browsers is going to disprove that! I do think it is worth emailing companies and letting them know, just for this reason.

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