Re: Yahoo mail looks bizar in Konqueror
From: Jim Sutherland (sutherNOSPAMjim_at_netscape.net)
Date: Sun, 29 Aug 2004 23:33:14 -0600
Howard J. Rogers wrote:
> John Doe wrote:
>> Anyone have any idea why Yahoo mail (the web interface on mail.yahoo.com)
>> looks terrible on Konqueror?
> It's a "feature". They call it "designing for Windows".
> Seriously: that site is (in all probability) designed to work perfectly in
> Internet Explorer, since despite a lot of wishful thinking on the part of
> many, IE still accounts for over 80% of the browsers in use out there.
> You can do what I did... switch to Firefox for web browsing (it's
> extremely good... other IE-centric sites such as the Sydney Morning Herald
> (www.smh.com.au) look awful in Konqueror too, but look fine in Firefox.
> (Ironic that last week their technology section was all about choosing a
> non-IE browser!!).
> It's a shame in one way, because I like Konqueror too. But there are a lot
> of sites out there that it interprets, er, oddly. It's is almost
> invariably the sites at fault, not Konqueror, but there you go.
> So, having switched browsers, the other thing you can do, which is
> precisely what I did to Yahoo, is to mail them a complaint. If they were
> to conform to the published standards a little more, this sort of nonsense
> wouldn't arise.
>> The buttons are all over the place and placed on top of each other. I
>> won't bother the group with a screenshot, but can post one if so desired.
>> I'm new to SuSe/linux/Konqueror, so are my default settings wrong? Is it
>> a skin that is applied?
> None of the above. It's Yahoo targetting its market.
That COULD be the problem. I experienced it (not sure if it was Yahoo, but
some sites) when I first installed Suse 8.1. But a couple weeks ago I
installed 9.1, Konqueror 3.2.1, KDE 3.2.1. No problem with Yahoo.com. So
I think there's more to this particular problem than simply blaming Yahoo
and suggesting a new browser. Oh, Mozilla didn't work THEN with the
problem (over a year ago with 8.1).