"So please just fix things. Preferably by removing the version check entirely, but if you really feel that you cannot do that, then AT LEAST realize that the reason you're looking at the version is to support *old* versions, not new ones, and make the logic work that way (so that next time around, when we change the version numbers to be sanscrit characters and you fail parsing them *again*, you don't actually fail, you just go "oh, this is modern" and go on with your life).
In other words: don't be stupid.
Complete Story: https://lkml.org/lkml/2011/6/14/293
[log in to unmask]" type="cite">OK, but that begs the question of, why should the user have to go through such contortions in the first place? Shouldn't any web system be designed to follow well-established standards in the first place, so that it works with modern browsers? If a system works with older browsers, and newer browsers still run the old code, then shouldn't a system just work with newer browsers without any fuss? And if so, shouldn't that system *not* include code to specifically and arbitrarily exclude newer browsers?
Like others, I find this simply unacceptable. I would be ashamed to release such a system myself.
At 6/23/2011 03:43 PM Thursday, Rytlewski, Jamie wrote:
It's not that they can't use EBS if they upgrade, they just have to use compatibility mode (withIE). It's really not that difficult to use compatibility mode. Yes, you have to show your users how to do it, but I've had no problem in my office.
On Jun 24, 2011, at 4:40 AM, Kim Geiger wrote:
>>>> On 6/23/2011 at 3:29 PM, Troy Murray [log in to unmask]"><[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> I agree with you about the lack of support for newer browsers, the
>> Angel/Blackboard system has the same limitation.
> I was just grumbling about this this morning. Yes, it's true that I don't understand the nature of the problem behind the scenes, but if I encountered it at Amazon or elsewhere, they'd lose a sale rather than get my sympathy.
> It's kind of, well, unacceptable, actually, and it's turning into a real support hassle for me as my users, despite my admonitions, click on the upgrade button and then can't use EBS.
> Kim Geiger
> Information Technologist
> Broadcasting Services
> Michigan State University
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