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Link that opens IE

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Hello,
I have a site that is best viewed with IE. I need to put a link on the
webpage that will open someone IE browswer when clicked. Meaining if
they are using Firefox at the time and click the link, it will open up
IE. Is that possible? If so, does anyone know the code that I can use
for that sort of thing?

- John
Jan 24 '07 #1
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John wrote:
I have a site that is best viewed with IE.
Why? Write conforming code viewable in all browsers.
I need to put a link on the webpage that will open someone IE browswer
when clicked. Meaining if they are using Firefox at the time and
click the link, it will open up IE. Is that possible? If so, does
anyone know the code that I can use for that sort of thing?
No, you can't pick my browser. You don't even know if I'm using an
operating system that *has* an "IE".

You could read User Agent strings. What will you do when you find mine
which says:

Mozilla/31.0 (Starship Enterprise NCC-1701)

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Jan 24 '07 #2

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On Wed, 24 Jan 2007 01:21:29 GMT, John <Jo*********@nnnnnnnnn.nowhere>
wrote:
>I have a site that is best viewed with IE. I need to put a link on the
webpage that will open someone IE browswer when clicked. Meaining if
they are using Firefox at the time and click the link, it will open up
IE. Is that possible? If so, does anyone know the code that I can use
for that sort of thing?
"I have designed a truly rotten web page that only works in a broken web
browser and now I want to force everyone else to use that broken
browser."

Fortunately for the rest of us, it can't be done.

Jan 24 '07 #3

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John <Jo*********@nnnnnnnnn.nowherewrites:
I have a site that is best viewed with IE.
You should fix that.
I need to put a link on the
webpage that will open someone IE browswer when clicked.
How do you plan to open IE on a computer that won't run it, such as a Sun
box running Solaris?
they are using Firefox at the time and click the link, it will open up
IE. Is that possible?
Thankfully, no. And even if it *were* possible, I'd immediately leave and
never go back to a site that behaved so rudely.

sherm--

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Jan 24 '07 #4

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John wrote:
Hello,
I have a site that is best viewed with IE. I need to put a link on the
webpage that will open someone IE browswer when clicked. Meaining if
they are using Firefox at the time and click the link, it will open up
IE. Is that possible? If so, does anyone know the code that I can use
for that sort of thing?

- John
If you try it, I will rename IE so that you can't find it.

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Jan 24 '07 #5

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John wrote :
Hello,
I have a site that is best viewed with IE. I need to put a link on the
webpage that will open someone IE browswer when clicked. Meaining if
they are using Firefox at the time and click the link, it will open up
IE. Is that possible? If so, does anyone know the code that I can use
for that sort of thing?

- John
If it could be done, then I would report it to secunia.com and to
microsoft as a serious security breach.
What you're trying to do is over-excessively controlling and has
nothing, absolutely nothing to do whatsoever with good and sound webpage
design.

Gérard
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Jan 25 '07 #6

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David E. Ross wrote:
John wrote:
>Hello,
I have a site that is best viewed with IE. I need to put a link on the
webpage that will open someone IE browswer when clicked. Meaining if
they are using Firefox at the time and click the link, it will open up
IE. Is that possible? If so, does anyone know the code that I can use
for that sort of thing?

- John

If you try it, I will rename IE so that you can't find it.
By the way, when I find a non-Web application that forces me to use IE
for its "Help" display, I report it as a bug. I then make that bug
public.

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See my <http://www.rossde.com/PGP/>
Jan 25 '07 #7

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Wed, 24 Jan 2007 01:21:29 GMT from John
<Jo*********@nnnnnnnnn.nowhere>:
I have a site that is best viewed with IE. I need to put a link on the
webpage that will open someone IE browswer when clicked.
You've identified the wrong solution to your problem.

"Best viewed in" is the problem. Fix it.

http://www.anybrowser.org/campaign/

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Jan 26 '07 #8

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