Wikiwords only accessible using IE?
Thread poster: Geoffrey Barrow

Geoffrey Barrow
Local time: 14:01
Norwegian to English
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.

 

Jo Macdonald  Identity Verified
Spain
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Ok with Firefox Apr 24, 2006

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


 

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


 

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

Uldis

 

Geoffrey Barrow
Local time: 14:01
Norwegian to English
TOPIC STARTER
I'm using Opera Apr 24, 2006

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

 

Jo Macdonald  Identity Verified
Spain
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I dunno Apr 24, 2006

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


 

Cetacea  Identity Verified
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Works fine with Safari Apr 24, 2006

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

 

Geoffrey Barrow
Local time: 14:01
Norwegian to English
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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.

 

ViktoriaG  Identity Verified
Canada
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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.


 

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
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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.


 

Geoffrey Barrow
Local time: 14:01
Norwegian to English
TOPIC STARTER
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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