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[Oct. 21st, 2004|08:52 am]
matt
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/3395977/

what do you see? A web page? or a popup that says "redirect limit exceeded"?

when I go to this page on my Linux workstation, running Moz, I get a popup even from navigating via the MSNBC home page. When I run from my W2kpro workstation, running IE, I get the page.

Is this popup an indication of the world to come, when Microsoft will be able to restrict "free content" to only those browsers they deem correct? or does Moz have some cookie handling restrictions which I have no control over?

And why would cookies be necessary to execute a redirect? Is it because the redirect is pulling presumably non-"free" content from Slate? Why should it matter? shouldn't this be handled internally to the server?

Most irkingly, when apparently the content of the article seems to be directed at how content can be biased if only selectively enabled voices are heard.

I'm not sure if this is a political rant, a corporate rant, or a technological rant. Possibly mostly the latter, I guess, as I am increasingly irked by the lack of a decent "grammar" in software design.
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[User Picture]From: beetiger
2004-10-21 05:57 am (UTC)
I get the popup.
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[User Picture]From: mrshellion
2004-10-21 06:03 am (UTC)
I got the webpage.
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[User Picture]From: origamislayer
2004-10-21 06:23 am (UTC)
WinXP Firefox - popup
WinXP IE - Web page

Reminds me of the Opera problem

http://news.com.com/Microsoft%20behind%20$12%20million%20payment%20to%20Opera/2100-1032_3-5218163.html
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[User Picture]From: nils
2004-10-21 06:25 am (UTC)
FireFox (0.91, cookies disabled) and Netscape (7.2) both give a popup. Opera (7.54) shows the page, even if I tell it to identify as Mozilla... Odd.
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