[LINK] www.fed.gov.au requires cookies.
Tue, 3 Sep 2002 09:36:08 +1000 (EST)
Are you sure that you are correct here.
I just tried with Konqueror with cookies rejected and had no problems. I
then tried with lynx and rejected the JSESSIONID cookie and still got in.
Either they have fixed it or it wasn't a problem in the first place.
On Tue, 3 Sep 2002, Ian Macintosh wrote:
> Jan Whitaker wrote:
> > At 08:12 PM 2/09/02 +1000, Carl Makin wrote:
> > >I automatically disable cookies except for certain known sites when
> > >browsing. I really can't see any reason for the www.fed.gov.au to require
> > access if you refuse. I use a medium setting, allowing cookies back to the
> > same server as the originating website, but alert me if they are to a
> > different place. I generally say 'no' for the third party cookies.
> > I've also found some sites that won't work if you refuse js loads. That
> > one makes me angry, too. Why should I allow things that are programs to
> > interact with my machine?
> Of more annoyance are fallacious statements on the fed.gov.au site like
> (from their about page):
> "It is the Commonwealth's aim to provide equitable access to information
> and the variety of access approaches available on this site will allow
> you to choose the method of finding information that best suits you. The
> site has been developed with useability and accessibility principles as
> the main drivers for design. The incorporation of a common look and feel
> across the site with your needs and feedback providing guidance on
> specific features has resulted in a user-centred design where your input
> and feedback have real impact on development. "
> The above statement has not been achieved (if it ever was the aim).
> They have been told numerous times to allow non-cookie based access to
> the site but are patently ignoring user feedback. I would suggest that
> we (users) do not have any "real impact on development".
> No more rants from me on this topic (well at least for a while) ;-)
> Ian Macintosh
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