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Can't load http://www.microsoft.com/china/

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Neo_In_Matrix

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Post Posted December 3rd, 2002, 7:20 pm

I'm using the latest nightly build - 20021203 and have problem load the site. The status area displays 'Connecting to www.microsoft.com' and 'Sending request to www.microsoft.com' repeatedly and the site never gets loaded.

BTW, the site is, of course, in Chinese encoding. I have no problem with other sites with Chinese contents.

ksheka

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Post Posted December 3rd, 2002, 7:30 pm

Neo_In_Matrix wrote:I'm using the latest nightly build - 20021203 and have problem load the site. The status area displays 'Connecting to www.microsoft.com' and 'Sending request to www.microsoft.com' repeatedly and the site never gets loaded.


Confirmed with Build 2002112908 on WinXP. No obvious bug in bugzilla.

laszlo

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Post Posted December 3rd, 2002, 7:54 pm

They have this little goodie in the head of their page:
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var userAgent = navigator.userAgent;
var MSIEIndex = userAgent.indexOf("MSIE");
if (userAgent.indexOf("Win")  == -1 ||
   userAgent.indexOf("MSIE") == -1 ||
   userAgent.substring((MSIEIndex + 5),(MSIEIndex + 6)) < 5)
   window.location.replace("index.htm");

This makes every browser not having "Win" or "MSIE" in its user agent string as well as IE versions below 5 (???) reload the page over and over.

Neo_In_Matrix

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Post Posted December 3rd, 2002, 11:09 pm

Thought it was a bug for Mozilla! It turned out to be a M$ bug!
Wake up, Neo!

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Post Posted December 7th, 2002, 9:51 am

This is Microsoft showing yet again that they break the competitions features whenever they don't think it will be picked up or in the early stages of growth of a new product/service.

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Post Posted December 7th, 2002, 10:01 am

CappuchinoMan wrote:This is Microsoft showing yet again that they break the competitions features whenever they don't think it will be picked up or in the early stages of growth of a new product/service.


I dont know - sometimes I get the impression they are just incompetent and simply dont care about
their own incompetence if it affects only a few people.

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Post Posted December 7th, 2002, 10:10 am

and mental notes over many years suggest a high probability of intended confusion. :-)

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