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Re: Microsoft's Live Services - MSIE-Only?

__/ [ unionpenny@xxxxxxxxx ] on Saturday 29 April 2006 20:10 \__

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | Live.com Shopping launched today (official blog post), and all I see is
>> | a big message saying they don?t support Firefox. It doesn?t work with
>> | Safari or Opera either (same Firefox error message for all non IE
>> | browsers). The entire Mac audience has been shut out of Live Shopping.
>> | I?ll fire up my Windows machine to test it out later.
>> `----
> With the popularity of Explorer falling off, they may end up with an
> embarrasing lack of merchants willing to pay the fee MS will demand,
> for a falling audience share.

They are probably due to extend compatibility, in due time. However, there is
sheer discrimination for the time being. I bet that spoofing of user-agent
string would do the trick, but quirks should be expected. To Live, diversity
is clearly not a priority.

Best wishes,


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