Remember back not too long ago when many web sites you visited had a disclaimer somewhere on their main page declaring their site worked best with Internet Explorer (or Netscape)?
Or you got a generic, text-only page informing you that the site would only function with IE?
The IT department here in the overly-large school district certainly feels the nostalgia for those olden days.
Case in point, today I sent a note to the “service” desk to let them know that the server hosting their intranet pages was down, and included a shot of the error message from Firefox.
It’s working fine, they told me a few minutes later*, and that our “resources are compatible with Internet Explorer, and not guaranteed to work at all times with any other browser (Firefox, Opera, Safari)”.
Welcome to 1999.
* It wasn’t, BTW.