Monday, October 16, 2006

Who is "not compatible"?

I use Apple's Safari browser. Some website designers haven't heard of it which is surprising as it is either the third or fourth most used browser out there. But they probably think there's only Windows anyway! Sometimes they do understand that they have not supported other browsers than, say, Internet Exploder, and, having identified an alien browser, post this message:

Some features of this site won't work because your browser is not compatible. More...

Surely such designers have got it the wrong way round. The message should read:

Some features of this site won't work because our site is not compatible with your browser. We are working on this problem and will soon have a solution. Meantime, we ask that you consider the temporary use of E******r, even though that company ceased to support your operating system some time ago.