[LINK] Fwd: MR127-2006: ACMA and ISPs combine to fight æzombiesÆ and improve internet e-security

Irene Graham rene.lk at libertus.net
Thu Oct 26 18:18:50 AEST 2006

On Thu, 26 Oct 2006 11:41:58 +1000, Marghanita da Cruz wrote:

> Antony Barry wrote:
> <snip>
>>> http://www.acma.gov.au/ACMAINTER:STANDARD::pc=PC_100882
> Is it only me, or does the text in this media release appear on the far
> right of other people's browsers?

Think yourself lucky that you could access it all ;-)

I couldn't - entire ACMA site appeared to be offline.

Turns out that sometime within the last month ACMA's site has started 
requiring cookies. If one doesn't have cookies enabled then apparently one 
can't access their at all. 

I've yet to hear a legitimate explanation as to why any site that merely 
provides informational web pages requires cookies to be enabled. 

Imo at the very least if they're going to insist on cookies they should 
present a page saying that (and why) to browsers that have cookies 
disabled. (Such a page would have saved me an hour of investigation because 
I thought the problem might be to do with my having recently upgraded to 
Opera 9. It took a long time to occur me that it might be demanding  
cookies without saying so!)



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