Konqueror vs. Firefox -- Accessing Gmail

Alain Muls alain.muls at telenet.be
Mon Apr 9 15:31:01 UTC 2007

On Monday 09 April 2007 01:34, kubuntu-users-request at lists.ubuntu.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.

Indeed when you change the identification, gmail works.
I decided to also try aout the google calendar, but that is not workng when I 
change the identification to firefox 1.5 or IEv6.



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