Remember way back in 1998 BW (before web 2.0) when many web sites featured warnings like this.
Site optimized for Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 and above at a resolution of 1024 x 768
And the pages wouldn’t display properly in other browsers. Or some feature was broken.
Many of the web-based tools being deployed by the IT department of our overly-large school district are stuck firmly in that era. They only work in IE. Only in Windows. Only on Wednesday and Thursdays.
Ok, so maybe I made up that last part. :-)
However, considering all the dynamic interactive sites being created these days, and all the amazing free tools available, it shouldn’t be that hard to make a simple database interface that works in any standards-compliant browser on any platform.