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    Netscape Open IE Page from Netscape browser

    Hi, I'm looking for a script that will open an IE page and http address if the user is viewing the site in Netscape or any other browser.

    I can already detect what the user is surfing with but I don't know exactly how to forward to Internet Explorer from another browser. Anyone have any ideas?

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    Make your page so that it can be viewed in any browser.
    How do you know that user has IE?.... (not that what you are asking for is possible in the first place)
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    Hello Newkie -

    If I would visit, for some reason, a site that attempts to open itself in dreadful, dreadful Internet Explorer - I promise that I would never visit that site again. Ever. There's a certain reason I have bothered to get a browser other than the Windows default, so I don't want back to it thank you.

    People willing to do such things to non-IE visitors have usually never even seen their site in a browser other than Internet Explorer. And if the site looks horrible in other (modern) browsers... I can guarantee that the error is in your code, not the browser. IE just forgives all mistakes you do and renders sloppy code as you would like it to do.

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    Post Yes thank you

    In reply to Vladdy:
    a.) I know that the user has IE because it is a company standard.
    b.) What I am asking for is not impossible - in fact I have seen it being done before.

    In reply to Rex:
    a.) The users do not have a choice - they have to visit the site.
    b.) See point a.) for Vladdy.
    c.) If you have frustrations about Internet Explorer there are other forums to go to.

    I would appreciate it if only people who actually have something constructive to say would answer the questions.

    Thanks.

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    There is nothing more constructive than:
    Make your site work in all browsers

    There is "View in IE" extension for Moz that allows USER to open the site they are viewing in IE, but there is nothing you can do from your site to open it in IE.
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    Newkie, i'm with Rex on this one: i don't think that's doable, without maybe using Java or something. Even then, i'm not so sure. If the company is requiring IE for the intranet, a simpler solution would be to NOT allow any other browsers to be installed, rather than trying to open the page in IE from other browsers. Especially since you've forgotten about Opera, and a host of others.

    if that's not an option, I recall that this subject has been discussed before, so searching the forum might turn up something useful ( it's been long enough that i don't recall how the discussion ended ).

    Vladdy, though i'm usually in agreement with you, you could stand to tone it down a little; you have a tendency to come off sounding very aggressive.
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    You're right joh6nn - this is a process that will probably call some ActiveX requiring the user to give permission for launching the application. I've got this working from IE to IE just not from NS to IE yet. I'm need something that is independent of IE to launch.

    Thanks.

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    I've done it with a signed applet executing DOS command. But I'm not going to recommend that long-winded process just for that.

    Why not just

    if (!document.all) alert("Sorry, this is site is poorly scripted for Internet Explorer only. You will definitely encounter errors if you continue using this browser. But don't blame the browser but those who created this application.");

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    Applet

    I would actually like to hear how you did it with the signed applet.

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    Just curious, what's in your site that you don't want non-IE browsers to visit it? Is there a major effect if the user is not using IE? Even if I tell you how to do what you want with a signed applet, there are always ways to get around it. They can just disable java in the browser and the applet will never be executed. Since I think you are in a controlled environment, why not just inform the users to use IE and also putting "Best viewed in Internet Explorer only." in your page?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Newkie
    I would actually like to hear how you did it with the signed applet.
    I would actually like it if this signed applet were not published. Newkie, what you are trying to do is horrible. It would be a shame if the solution were published so that it would be easy for misguided IE users to do.

    If you disagree, please name one good reason to force viewers to switch to IE if they have accessed a page via another browser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by llizard
    please name one good reason to force viewers to switch to IE if they have accessed a page via another browser.
    i thought he already had. didn't he say before that it was for a company intranet where the standard is IE. it's not like developing a website where you have to be cross browser, cross platform etc. that's why he's having to be so rigorous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbot
    i thought he already had.
    Quite right... I had forgotten.

    Quote Originally Posted by Newkie
    a.) I know that the user has IE because it is a company standard.
    In which case, there should be no reason to do anything at all. If the only people visiting the site are company people with the company standard IE installed on their computers, the browser being used will always be IE. There should be no need to put in any extra coding to force IE to open as IE will already be open....

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    Here's a thought...

    Browser detect and crash any browser other than IE with an infinite loop. That'll teach the personnel to use any browser other than the company standard.

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    Wow I can't believe no one is going to help this guy!

    I see the point as to why not to post it online here, but at least PM him the solution (glenngv). What does CodingForums exist for? To not help people when they need it? I don't think so..

    Just my opinion anyway..

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