Netscape? Better? Ha! Everytime I use Netscape, pages get screwed up out the ying-yang, the program crashes every five minutes, and it seems like it cuts my connection speed in half (probably the way it loads and displays images/html files). Stick with Internet Explorer, and just make sure you have the newest version. Microsoft bundled it with the operating system for a reason.
Netscape doesn't work as well on newer OS for a reason - microsoft doesn't give them the information to make it entirely compatible(they are a competator).
Netscape has more loading time. On slower comps it may seem like lots, but for me it's only the difference of 0.25 seconds and 1 second to load a page. On slower comps though if it took 6 seconds to display a page, it would suck to use netscape(6X4=24 seconds)
What ver of netscape? The beta vers are awful...which is why I never get betas. I wait until the new beta is out, and then download the old, perfectly working version.
Internet Explorer is designed for newer OS. Mainly windows XP. It sucks on windows 98(my comp anyway). It also follows too many of the rules..like netscape 7 does...
That's why I use netscape 6, which ignores all the server requests like "password required for download" etc. from gamespy, geocities, etc.
I asked 27 people I knew to try to load in the gamecastle at www.gamesdomain.com and for 100% of them IE wouldn't load it.
Note: the 27 people(friends on Trillian) had varying OS(XP, ME, win2000, win9
The last version of Netscape I used was Netscape 6, and it's loading times were god-awful -- believe me, I have an awesome rig, so it's not a result of a slow computer. As for the java/java scripting stuff, I wouldn't know much about that, but I do know that I will write HTML code that works perfectly well in IE, it usually screws up when I open it up in Netscape. For example, the image-scaling based on percentage of screen width always glitches up in Netscape, and a lot of my allignment and table structures get all screwy. I haven't used IE on a pre-XP operating system in about 1.5 years, so I really can't say much about it on lesser OS's. In any case, it's probably dependent on what operating system it's running on, and what you want to do with the program. I know for me, IE is the better option, but to each, his own.
Um.....ok. "I have IE V6 and I think its a damn good browser." even though it doesn't do what you want it to...
Hey, I have IE 6 too, and I get the same page as you in it.(I keep it around so I can gloat about how it doesn't work! )
Just download netscape, or firebird, or opera, or any other(new) browser and it will work!
I'm afraid you'll just have to face that IE doesn't work for many new sites...
Oh, and it's kinda like there are 2 groups, IE in one, and the other browsers in the other. Which group will most sites cater to if they can't cater to both? The larger group, ofcourse.
Microsoft is too busy improving windows and making games to boost IE up to Netscape's level.(Which is caused by having an entire company devoted to one thing.) They try though, by making IE support more code than other browsers...(which is good..unless IE hits a bug and doesn't read the site code....like in the article posting page)
Kramy: No browser support server side-scripting languages (CGI, ASP) as such, the whole point is it happens on the server side and it just spits out HTML that the browsers can understand.
As for the problem, it isn't a problem in the browser or this site, something is stopping it sending the referer address, which is just the URL that you got to that page from. I'm assuming based on the message and the fact I got redirected when I typed the URL into the address bar which means it doesn't have a referer. Strangely enough it only does this referer checking thing with the new articles page. The only thing I've known to stop it is a firewall, but you said you tried disabling it. Try disabling the firewall starting up when you log in.
Erik: Old browsers recieve spit they don't understand.
Although I have no way of proving this(because of the address bar, and even if it was that, it's easily changable) I do have some screenshots of IE not loading in the page, and netscape loading it in. I suppose the only way to really prove this is to download opera and test it on my pc. If opera doesn't work for me, LittleGuy will just have to download netscape to test it...
The only problem though would be that every time I install a new browser it "takes over" my system, installing junk, and altering all the commands I can perform on files. When my dad reinstalled IE Html files stopped working. It was a pain getting the ability to load in webpages back.
BTW. If you ask me to explain how it did that I'd be glad to.
Even if they don't understand the output HTML it doesn't mean they can't display ASP or CGI pages, it just means they can't display the HTML. It has no relationship to them being ASP or CGI Pages.
I personally have never had any problems with Internet Explorer displaying pages except one time when I writing a PHP script and I forgot to make sure a tag was closed in a table. This was of course my own fault though and the problem was small (just a small bit of weird writing under the table sometimes). If you have any HTML pages which aren't displayed properly in Internet Explorer then I wouldn't mind seeing them.
I used to have loads of pages IE didn't like(almost 40, with different bits of code)...but then I fixed them so they worked on both IE and Netscape....
I guess it comes down to personal preference. I have had AWFUL experiences with IE, and it sucks, working mediocrely on my windows 98. I suppose if you have a newer version of windows, which it would be more geared toward, it would work better.
P.S. By "a browser which supports CGI/ASP" I meant it understands the output from whatever server-side program interprets the input sent by your browser. An example is Netscape 4.x(used to have it) did not "support CGI".(of course, but I meant the output/input) Why? Because when it went to a CGI page it couldn't load any background, and the input boxes showed up weird. Netscape also couldn't figure out how to post stuff because it didn't understand the button code, and coincedentally, couldn't send data to whatever server-side program interprets it. This caused problems server-side(no message) which is why Netscape 4.x couldn't post messages on some forums that used CGI for me.
FutureKid originally made a CGI forum that netscape 4.x understood, but as new features were added, it couldn't make heads nor tales out of the output from the server. The result was me upgrading to netscape 6.2, which reads the "CGI" pages just fine.("CGI" meaning the server output to my browser, which in no way indicates my browser reads CGI, which it does not.)
Yeesh, you'd think you were a lawyer. You pick apart every bit of sloppy language in my posts.
Ah, fair enough about no support for forms. Not understanding CGI pages at all sounds weird though, it's not like they require any changes in the HTTP stuff sent. For pages that don't load properly I meant the HTML source of them, as obviously I don't get the problem you do on that page. As for being a lawyer, hehe.
I have Internet Explorer 6 SP1 and Windows XP Home SP1
I used to be able to make articles on this setup, now I can't.
IE is fine for me, If you ask me the majority of sites are made for and tested on it. I have been arounda few forums lately and witnessed a lot of bad press for IE, but I don't get what's wrong with it.