Re: Opera Problems - anyone else
by "Darrell King" <darrell(at)webctr.com>
||Thu, 28 Mar 2002 08:08:51 -0500
Opera's users have the ability to select how their browser identifies
itself. If they choose to identify as IE, you might wish to consider simply
accepting that choice. Rather than wasting a good deal of time and effort
attempting to circumvent their choice, perhaps consider that they are aware
of the issues that might arise from masquerading>
If the users cloak inadvertently out of ignorance of their software's
controls, you might wish to accept that as well. Use of Opera is a
voluntary choice and I would think such a user might have made that choice
with open eyes...:)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Andy Innes" <innax(at)icon.co.za>
I am busy writing a web site with two versions of the homepage - one with an
embedded flash image in a table cell, one with a jpeg in place of the flash
file to degrade gracefully on Netscape and Opera.
My default page does a browser detect and sends msie 4 or later to the page
with flash and all others to the one without (which displays correctly in NN
4.78 and Opera
The problem here is that OPERA IDENTIFIES ITSELF AS IE5.0 BY DEFAULT!
So - the script runs on Opera - detects ie5.0 - and sends Opera to the wrong
page, Opera reads the embed tag and creates a 3-4px gap around the Flash
file, thus breaking the table.
Can anyone think of a way around this?
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