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Re: [Slightly OT] Re: Ranter or evangelist?

On Mon, 2009-07-27 at 01:13 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> They don't seem to supply a WMV file directly instead providing some
> javascript based tricks. There are many instances like these which are
> the fault of web developers relying on IE specific things.

It's typical to use an indirect referrer, of some sort, rather than a
direct file, as it allows streaming media in the background, or even the
foreground, while the current page still shows.

Unfortunately, some (alleged) webmasters do that in some really stupid
ways, and it's not just non-Windows browsers that fail to work with
their badly written pages.  It's not unusual that Microsoft Internet
Explorer running on Vista will be unable to use the page.

They also do these baton-passing techniques to make it harder for people
to download and keep a file / pass it on to someone else.

[tim localhost ~]$ uname -r

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