Peter and members of the Cork Linux Group,
Thanks for getting in contact with VISION - it's genuine critical commentary
such as yours that is most valuable and most hard to come by.
I appreciate your observations and I will forward the mail onto the General
Manager of the IrishRugby.ie site.
Regarding the absence of a "Contact Us..." e-mail address: I will suggest to
IrishRugby.ie that they include this feature.
And Paul... don't mind Peter... the Irish team's on a great roll - at the
end of the day website usability has little to do with the ability to pass a
rugby ball and win an international - you stick to your guns!!
~ Mark Wrafter,
~ Webmaster, VISION Consulting,
~ East Point, Fairview, Dublin 3, IRELAND.
~ Tel: +353 (0)1 2400200
~ Fax: +353 (0)1 2400201
~ e-Mail: mwrafter at vision.com
~ URL: http://www.vision.com
~ MyURL: http://www.markwrafter.com
~ Bold Breakthroughs. Extraordinary Results.
From: Peter Flynn [mailto:peter at silmaril.ie]
Sent: 30 November 2002 15:34
To: cork at linux.ie
Cc: look at vision.com
Subject: Re: [CLUG] Konqueror Question
Paul O' Donovan wrote:
> Hi All,
> Using Konqurer I tried to visit www.irishrugby.ie, got a message
> Net 4,unable to use xbstyle ????
>> what is all that about ??
The error message in xbStyle.js says:
"Your browser does not support DOM1, Internet Explorer 4 or
Navigator 4. You will not be able to use xbStyle"
xbStyle is supposed to implement cross-browser collapsing menus,
which Konqueror doesn't support.
Konqueror is ghastly, anyway. In a laudable effort to be purist,
it supports virtually nothing except the plainest HTML. I'm sure
they get a deep moral kick out of this, but it's unusable as a
Web browser these days. I can't imagine why it's still around.
Having said that, this Rugby page is grossly invalid, I'm afraid,
obviously done by a "designer" who has not taken care to produce
valid HTML. I'd just ignore it and pick another sport. If they can't
be bothered to make their Web site usable, they're not worth looking
The IRFU carefully provide *NO* email address for contact, only a
phone and fax number, so they cannot be contacted, and there is no
address for a Webmaster. I suppose that is hardly surprising, seeing
as they obviously contracted the whole thing out, which means they
couldn't be bothered taking responsibility for it.
I'm sure Vision Consulting stuck to their brief. I'm equally sure
the brief made no mention of producing valid HTML. Their Web site
at least contains an email address, so I'm CCing this to them in
the vain hope that someone will care enough to reply.
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