What is the advantage of this goofy program?

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by studenut, Dec 10, 2006.

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    studenut Guest

    Y'know, someone once said "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". That is the way
    I feel about this new version 7. I had no problems with 6 but for some
    unknown reason I downloaded 7 and now every once in awhile I get the
    following message "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage"
    When I asked the Comcast person why my browser was giving me this stupid
    message his response was that Microsoft hadn't worked the bugs out of the
    program yet...NOT WORKED OUT YET???? And they let everybody out here deal
    with this nonsense? He showed me what the problem was. Every time he tried to
    go to a website, this new program kept trying to put a backslash at the end
    of the address...WHY?
    I went to Mozilla Firefox and it works perfectly...GOODBYE INTERNET EXPLORER!
     
    studenut, Dec 10, 2006
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    Ted Zieglar Guest

    Sounds like a win-win.
     
    Ted Zieglar, Dec 10, 2006
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    Robert Moir Guest

    I also use Firefox instead of IE because I think the interface for IE is
    appalling and that Firefox is currently a better browser. However, I have to
    point out that the comcast support person you were talking to appears to be
    a complete tool. Putting a "/" at the end of a website address is normal
    behaviour, and Firefox 2.0 does this just as well as IE 7.

    http://www.google.com/ is a totally legal web address. It should work, and
    any problems you are experiencing are not down to the presence or absence of
    a trailing slash character at the end there.

    If you're talking about addresses where the page itself is specified (e.g.
    the address ends with a page name like index.html or suchlike) then these
    shouldn't be ended with a backslash. Despite that, it appears that addresses
    filled in this way work for me with both IE7 and Firefox 2.0, though some
    pages looked a little odd. Neither browser added a "/" to the end of these
    kinds of addresses automatically, by the way, so if this is happening to you
    then something odd is happening on your system.

    So, I don't doubt you have a problem, I don't doubt that firefox is the
    better browser (use it myself remember) so I'm not asking you to change your
    choice there; I have my own reasons for thinking IE7 is awful and I'm
    delighted to see someone stop using it because I hope that if it bombs
    they'll have to fix the things I dislike.

    But whatever your problem is, it isn't what you or the Comcast support guy
    think. ISP phone and email support staff are sometimes known for saying
    whatever it takes to get you off their back and let them close the call This
    isn't true of all support people of course, but it might just be that you
    were speaking to someone like that.
     
    Robert Moir, Dec 10, 2006
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    studenut Guest

    Yeah...some guy (probably in Bombay) told me t "call this number"...Why? That
    is just as you suggested...passing the buck in the hopes we'll get frustrated
    and go away.I sent him a reply and asked why I have to contact that other
    person (probably in Thailand) to get an answer to my problem? Don't they
    communicate? Can't he send them a message with my problem spelled out? I am
    assuming the reason they don't communicate is they're probably using some
    Microsoft software which discourages communication. Good thing Bill Gates
    took his money out!
     
    studenut, Dec 10, 2006
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