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Wikiwords only accessible using IE?
Thread poster: Geoffrey Barrow
Geoffrey Barrow
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Apr 24, 2006

Wikiwords is an interesting idea, but why is it always assumed that people use Internet Explorer? Quite a lot of people, myself included, are denied access to certain web sites because we prefer not to use sub-standard software produced by Micro$oft.

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Jo Macdonald  Identity Verified
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Ok with Firefox Apr 24, 2006

Hi Geoff,
Works ok with Firefox. What browser are you using?
Jo


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Catherine Bolton  Identity Verified
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Works with Mozilla too! Apr 24, 2006

Hi, I just thought I'd let you know that I accessed it with Mozilla and had no problems!
Catherine


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Uldis Liepkalns  Identity Verified
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Works with Opera too just fine Apr 24, 2006

Uldis

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Geoffrey Barrow
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I'm using Opera Apr 24, 2006

- But when I click the link saying "Click here to enter", nothing happens.

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Jo Macdonald  Identity Verified
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I dunno Apr 24, 2006

Maybe you need to download a “Click here to enter Wipiwerds” add-on or summint.


Could be a spam filter or maybe the browser settings you’re using.
With firefox I had to update java to see links on sites created in a cup o’ coffee environment.


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Cetacea  Identity Verified
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Works fine with Safari Apr 24, 2006

Just thought I should speak out for the Mac community...

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Geoffrey Barrow
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It works now! Apr 24, 2006

OK, this is weird! Now, in Opera, I get a different link with the words "Proceed to Wikiwords", and it works without problems. Is somebody messing with my mind? BTW, in IE I don't even get an introductory page with a link to proceed - it goes straight to the home page.

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ViktoriaG  Identity Verified
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Works fine in SlimBrowser Apr 24, 2006

Check out this nice browser, by the way. Light, tons of functions, great interface, tabbed... Perfect for translation!

It is made by FlashPeak.


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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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Perhaps not your browser, but your firewall Apr 25, 2006

Geoffrey Barrow wrote:
Wikiwords is an interesting idea, but why is it always assumed that people use Internet Explorer?


Okay, I assume you're referring to:
http://www.wikiwords.org/wikiwords

I'm using Opera 8.53 and I can view it. I just have to hit "reload" a couple of times after I click the entry links.

This is a problem with my firewall (or... with the Proz webmaster's silly preference for using the same URL for different pages, or some other undiscovered preference which causes this behaviour).

There was a time when I had Firefox installed for the sole purpose of viewing Proz.com pages (for all other pages, I used the best browser). Make Proz.com (or Wikiwords) your homepage in Firefox, and put the Firefox shortcut in your quicklaunch bar.


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Geoffrey Barrow
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No firewall Apr 25, 2006

I have a router and therefore don't use a firewall.

Anyway, as I mentioned, suddenly this sorted itself out yesterday, and I can now see Wikiwords using Opera. Don't ask me why!


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