On Friday 30 May 2003 23:11, Ovaltine wrote:
> At some point you need to force users to upgrade.
the issue is the people who consciously choose to disable it (to get rid of
pop-up ads, to prevent stupid websites from disabling your right-mouse
button, and any number of other annoyances).
> designer/programmer, it's almost impossible to design solutions for
> every situation. Is it really worth the time and effort to modify code
> for a user using godforsaken OS with little known limited functionaily
> browser? I say no as do some other major sites like ESPN.
I think you chose the wrong article to illustrate your point, because it does
nothing to support your argument. They redesigned their website to look to
the future when more and more browsers will be supporting CSS, DHTML etc.
internet-savvy the proportion of browsers which have it disabled by choice
> Development is a process. At one point, a decision has to be made as to
> the technical constraints of a site. In today's world it is completely
In the context of PHP in general, if it can be done server-side do it
And in the context of this thread in particular, the problem is ...
> > The scripts I need to run before I redirect automatically
> > send output to the browser. I cannot alter these scripts.
... server-side and the solution is to alter the 'unalterable' scripts to
prevent any output. It is better to solve the problem at the places where you
have control (at the server) rather than pass the problem onto places where
you have no control (the user's browser).
Jason Wong -> Gremlins Associates -> www.gremlins.biz
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