If you try, using an "unsupported" browser or operating system, to visit the Yahoo! Companion web site (maybe you want to learn about the new WebRank technology), you're greeted with a rude message:
Now, there's two things wrong with this:
- The blame is on the user. "Your current browser doesn't support..." should be turned around: "Yahoo! Companion doesn't currently support your browser." Why? Because it's the truth. It's not my browser's fault at all, it's Yahoo's.
- There's no way to bypass this to find the information you're after. All I want to do is read what the site has to say about WebRank, but I can't do that. The assumption (obviously incorrect) is that I'm solely interested in downloading something that I clearly cannot run anyway. Until I upgrade my browser, I'm seemingly not allowed.
As Jennifer (Ally Sheedy) said to David (Matthew Broderick) in War Games: How rude!
Posted by jzawodn at March 22, 2004 11:33 AM