Konqueror vs. Firefox -- Accessing Gmail

Michael Hirsch mdhirsch at gmail.com
Thu Apr 12 04:52:53 BST 2007


On 4/9/07, Alain Muls <alain.muls at telenet.be> wrote:
> 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 1.5.0.4
> > > 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.

When I change my user agent to Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Konqueror/3.5;
Linux; en_US) KHTML/3.5.6 (like Gecko) (Kubuntu) the calendar works
for me.  I haven't robustly tested it, but the basic features work,
like creating an appointment, or dragging one around.

Michael



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