Konqueror vs. Firefox -- Accessing Gmail

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Thu Apr 5 02:55:17 UTC 2007

Juan Carlos Torres wrote:
> On Thursday 05 April 2007, Robert Tilley wrote:
>> I can access Google Gmail easily with the standards-compliant Firefox while
>> Konqueror simply chokes and dies.  I thought Konqueror was standards
>> compliant and even passed the ACID2 test for page rendering.
> Just change Konqueror's Browser Identification to either Firefox or to 
> Safari and you'll be able to use Gmail in Konqueror. Like what Derek said, 
> Konqueror is standards-compliant, but Gmail isn't. And Google has 
> deliberately chosen not to include Konqueror/KHTML in their list of supported 
> browsers/engines.
>> Is it's ability to run scripts/AJAX inferior to Firefox's?  This is an
>> honest question to determine the source of the issue.
> AJAX is relatively new and there isn't any standard for it. So it's really a 
> hit or miss kind of thing. Scripts on the other hand are a different thing. 
> There's a standard version of Javascript called ECMAScript and I believe 
> Konqueror follows that version, but other sites probably don't.

The client's part of AJAX is nothing but JavaScript and CSS.  There is
one important AJAX method, XMLHTTPRequest (two forms of it really) that
all modern browsers support.  Every browser handles scripting
differently though in general.

Matthew Flaschen

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