Outrage Of The Day

14th February 2004 · Last updated: 5th October 2016


National LotteryFrom the UK National Lottery website, viewed in Firefox or Opera. Yet it works perfectly in Mozilla. [Click on the thumbnail to see the full-size screenshot.]

Comments (9)

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  1. Stu:
    Most odd.

    The first time I tried using Firefox I got through without any problem.
    So I tried again and got your error message.

    Tried once more without problem.


    Posted on 14 February 2004 at 9:53 pm
  2. Lee Potts:
    That should be on "This Is Broken".

    Posted on 14 February 2004 at 10:41 pm
  3. flump:
    are they saying that they cannot provide a secure connection based on simply the user-agent string?

    if so, thats just wrong.

    Posted on 15 February 2004 at 12:30 am
  4. Chris Hester:
    No-one should be telling anyone what browser to use. They should make sure their site is coded to the current specs, and that it works in ALL the major browsers.

    Peter-Paul Koch explains on his site why browser detection scripts should never be used:


    I will laugh when IE7 comes out and all these "IE6 only" sites fail to work.

    Posted on 15 February 2004 at 1:07 am
  5. André Raymond:
    Tried it in Opera, Firefox, IE and Opera and
    Mozilla, and it works ?

    Posted on 15 February 2004 at 6:24 pm
  6. dodo:
    seem to be working for me too.

    Posted on 15 February 2004 at 11:39 pm
  7. Carps:
    Works fine for me all ways up...

    Posted on 16 February 2004 at 9:33 am
  8. Chris Hester:
    They must have fixed it.

    Posted on 16 February 2004 at 8:56 pm
  9. Iain Hamilton:
    It still does not work for linux users of Opera or Firefox. Reports an incompatible OS.

    Posted on 19 February 2004 at 7:57 am