[LINK] Yet another good idea killed by design...
tony at tony-barry.emu.id.au
Sun Apr 10 10:52:52 EST 2005
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> From: anthony hornby <anthony.hornby at cdu.edu.au>
> Date: 8 April 2005 4:19:16 PM
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> Subject: Re: [LINK] Yet another good idea killed by design...
> Reply-To: anthony.hornby at cdu.edu.au
> dailbeforeyoudig seems to work with Firefox 1.0.2 with the user agent
> switcher extension and java 1.5.0 plugin on Fedora Core 3.
> Extension here:
> Java here:
> Loaded it and had a bit of a look around, forms seemed to work etc.
> Quickly lost interest and left it alone after that.
> Have to admit IE specific web design is a pet hate.
> It smacks of poor planning + bone laziness.
> On Fri, 2005-04-08 at 06:47 +1000, Howard Lowndes wrote:
>> "A good idea killed by bad design AND bad implementation."
>> I checked out both Vic and NSW (as I would, being border based) and
>> appear to be quite diferently organised. The Vic site has most of the
>> councils involved and has the asset owners organised by asset type.
>> NSW site has far less councils, in fact far less participants, and
>> classes them as Ordinary Members and Associate Members (of which there
>> are none).
>> I tried to access the online enquiry system demo and the demo is
>> as a 7.3Mb zip file download (??). I didn't bother checking that out
>> I then tried to get some plans and got taken off to www.1100.com.au
>> where I got the same message referred to below (Firefox on Linux). At
>> least they still have their "old method" of access available and
>> Their FAQ gives the real story on their recommendations:
>> IE 6 SP1
>> Java - ooh that hurts
>> Cookies - if you insist
>> Add (sic) blocking/Pop-ups - disabled - I assume they mean pop-up
>> blocking disabled
>> Personal firewalls - disabled - WHAT !!
>> Screen resolution 1024x768 - well I suppose most modern laptops have
>> that now
>> Broadband connection - highly recommended - well that cuts out a lot
>> rural areas and on site access
>> Then they go on to say that they support IE 5.5 & 6 and that it is not
>> compatible with Apple Mac OS. No mention of Linux of course, and not
>> catering for the swing away from IE to Firefox. I wonder what would
>> happen if you set up FF to lie about its provenance... No, I'm not
>> going to waste my time finding out.
>> Yep, "A good idea killed by bad design AND bad implementation."
>> Malcolm Miles wrote:
>>> On Tue, 05 Apr 2005 18:05:16 +1000, you wrote:
>>>> Finally the popup works: I get a window which says "Applet CheckJava
>>>> Started", and "Checking Compatibility, please wait". And the wait
>>>> ends: I gave it about 10 minutes and gave up.
>>> The applet worked for me (Firefox on Windows) and returned this:
>>> COMPATIBILTY RESULTS
>>> 1. You must be using Internet Explorer – Please go to
>>> http://www.microsoft.com to download.
>>> Your will need to resolve the above before you can use the Dial
>>> You Dig online system. If you have an organisational policy that
>>> prevents you downloading or making changes to your system please copy
>>> and paste this into an email and send it to your company
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>> When you just want a system that works, you choose Linux;
>> When you want a system that just works, you choose Microsoft.
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> anthony hornby <anthony.hornby at cdu.edu.au>
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