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Wednesday, March 23rd, 2005, 7:13 am

Internet Explorer Breaks the Web

The World Wide Web is becoming more open, but there are still sites which refuse to accept it. As an example, Microsoft included some sick humour in the download page for .Net specifications. When entering the page with Mozilla Firefox, the download button intentionally gets a bad placement (see screenshot, click to enlarge).

.Net-1 Screeshot

Once the button is clicked, it disappears outside the screen in an animated fashion! No download is possible until the 3rd click.

.Net-2 Screeshot

Google made their toolbar available only for Internet Explorer. More recently, they were kind enough to refer to the open Google bar, which builds onto other browsers.

Google-2 Screeshot

The excellent Google Desktop is only available for Windows. A message from Google said that they work improving it, rather than porting it to work under more operating systems. *sigh*

Google-1 Screeshot

Finally, have a look at this offensive page from Yahoo.

Yahoo Screeshot

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