[OT] Adelaide Bank Online Banking
linuxsa at pryde-it.com
Fri Jun 25 08:51:29 CST 2004
On Fri, 25 Jun 2004 01:59 pm, Andrew Reid wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 25, 2004 at 12:21:47PM +0930, Brett Hales wrote:
> > Adelaide Bank have recently updated their online banking software. It
> > previously used a Java applet, meaning 90% of the functionality worked
> > on Linux. They have now moved away from the Java applet with no support
> > for Linux.
> > It is about time businesses deploying Internet applications use platform
> > independent technologies.
> Why? It's not like your platform represents enough of their business
> for them to warrant giving a damn. Giving a damn costs money, you
Its not just about supporting only the major platform. If you're paid to do a
website, testing it with other browsers should be a matter of course, not an
extra - it should be seen as part of the job. Too many sites are ONLY tested
with IE. Its like people think IE is somehow standards compliant - and we
know what a joke that is... :-)
There might be only 5% of people using Mozilla or other browsers or OS's but
that's still a lot of people...
Its more about being completely w3 standards compliant than it is about
supporting each browser/OS individually.
Its not _that_ hard to have a website working with all major browsers really.
There's no excuse for being lazy and only testing with 1 browser.
btw, I'm kinda assuming that if it works with mozilla on windows it'll work
with mozilla on linux and with a few exceptions i suppose that's a fair
Commonwealth Bank Netbank works fine for me with both mozilla and konqueror
these days so I'm happy :-)
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