Konqueror vs. Firefox -- Accessing Gmail

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Sun Apr 8 20:10:40 UTC 2007

On 05/04/07, Juan Carlos Torres <carlosdgtorres at gmail.com> 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.

Most sites use Jscript, which is Microsoft's version of Javascript.
It's also what's taught in most classes without it ever being referred
to as Jscript. And used in most web tutorials.

Dotan Cohen


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