[nycbug-talk] Westchester Library System's website (CROSSPOSTED nylug, nycbug)
scottro at nyc.rr.com
Fri Dec 3 21:52:21 EST 2004
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Well, I can't get my father to leave MS, but at least I got
him using Mozilla more than IE.
In general, he prefers it and seems to get a great deal less spyware.
He called me tonight--he was searching for something on the Westchester
Library System's website. It uses java, however, despite the fact that
he's using Mozilla in WinXP, the site wouldn't work. (His Mozilla does
have the java plugin installed).
Afterwards, I tried it with FreeBSD's firefox and linux-opera (both of
which work with java on every other page I've visited) as well as on my
wife's Mac with safari.
However, it seems that the only browser that will work with this site is
Internet Explorer. (He likes to experiment, and also has Netscape on
his machine, but that didn't work either)
I will probably attempt to write them about this, but of course, the
more complaints they hear about it, the better, at least from an
Is it unreasonable to expect a site to work with other browsers than IE?
The site in question is at
In the upper right, there's a link to reserve or renew books online.
They do offer a telnet option, but it still seems worth mentioning it to
Thanks for listening.
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