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IE7 being blocked by kogan.com

June 14th 2012 in Uncategorized
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I do understand the sentiment – IE7 is long superseded, with IE9 being the latest and IE10 in development:
http://www.news.com.au/technology/kogan-wages-war-on-internet-explorer-users-taxed/story-e6frfro0-1226395298505

That being said, why doesn’t Kogan simply block access to IE7 users rather than try and make money off them – that is possible to do with appropriate scripting – and solves the problem of “burning cash on a browser that hit the market nearly six years ago”.

Imagine a workplace user who is not allowed to update IE, and is also not allowed to install other web browsers – to penalise them financially for something they have no control over seems unfair. Fairer to simply block access.


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“IE7 being blocked by kogan.com”

Jón Kristinn

Hardly they expect anyone to pay the IE7 tax? Isn’t it just a joke to get people to update to a newer browser?


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