Made for Google Chrome - The new IE6

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  1. funkydude

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    http://www.neowin.net/news/google-steals-a-page-from-the-ie6-playbook
     
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    Sad part is if I open the dev tools in IE10 and fake the Google Chrome user agent the site loads fine. This comes hot of the heels of last months article about Google blocking Opera users from it's blogging service, another browser which works fine when faking the user agent.
     
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    Is the site not functional? I can't read this now actually.

    But if it's talking about using nonstandard prefixed Javascript tags ie -webkit I'd be interested.
     
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    Aha! Now I see. ;)
     
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    Very sad..
     
  9. vasa1

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    With specific reference to Linux ...
    That site opens as a YouTube video when I visit using Opera or Seamonkey. Doesn't work with Firefox 15 (beta) and with Chrome 20. Chrome 20 gives me an Aw Snap. Firefox seems to have some problem with HTML5 currently.

    As for the caution ... I think it's perfectly okay. They're trying out experimental stuff.

    It's not like an established site, often funded by public money, telling me I have to use this browser or that PDF reader to gain access or the to view a file. So the spin-doctors have picked an inappropriate analogy.
     
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    I suspect that the Chrome link is covert advertising due to the fact that Google was involved in the development.
    It is a Chrome experiment (http://www.chromeexperiments.com/about/).

    The warning itself is pretty standard (we have statements about browser compatibility on all our websites I develop), just put in a rather prominent position due to the above.
     
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    "It makes extensive use of Google Chrome’s HTML5 and JavaScript support, as well as Google App Engine and Google Cloud Storage."
     
  12. Hungry Man

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    The experimental bit is the important part.

    All browsers have what are known as experimental prefixed javascript tags.
     
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