IE 7 vs Firefox
Posted 22 January 2007 - 10:35 PM
Posted 24 January 2007 - 10:57 AM
IE7 (and IE6 for that matter) uses some of Microsoft's proprietary technology in it's engine, whereas other browsers stick with non-proprietary HTML standards. That website has quite likely not been tested with IE7 to check for 100% compatibility with it's proprietary code. With a few websites, that can mean the site doesn't work properly when viewed with IE7. But for the vast majority of websites it's not an issue. You seem to have found one of the few, unfortunately.
Will know better when I know the URL of the site and I can test it for myself.
Posted 24 January 2007 - 10:01 PM
Thanks for looking into this. It's not a huge deal, but it is frustrating!
Posted 25 January 2007 - 01:07 PM
Yes those links work for me in IE7 so all that stuff I said about web standards being to blame was a load of hogwash as far as this particular site is concerned.
Now, the only possible difference between us on the software side is that we could be using different versions of Windows Media Player, which is what that website uses to play the videos and cam-shots. I'm using the latest version for XP which WMP 11. You might be using an earlier version such as the default XP version (WMP 9) and that does not work at all for me on my favourite BBC news website. But it does work with WMP 11.
I'm only guessing you aren't using the latest version for XP SP2.
You can get it here: (download link is at top where it says "Turn it up"):
Edited by pip22, 25 January 2007 - 01:09 PM.
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