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Rich [PersonRank 0]

Thursday, January 3, 2008
12 years ago5,278 views

Where's the download link? It just links back to you?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

(thanks, fixed!)

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

What does Blogoscoped.com look like in those 4 browser versions?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Colin, I tried with Netscape 1 but it doesn't correctle resolve the domain and ends up on the server root (as my server at 1and1 hosts several of my domains...).

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I bet a ton of sites fail in Netscape 1.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Ah... sweet memories! :-)

Marcin Sochacki (Wanted) [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[put at-character here]Phillip:
That's not a problem with DNS, but with HTTP Host: header and name-based virtual hosting. NS1 (and other old browsers) don't support it so you land on the default site on a given IP.

Barb [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

The second screenshot (Google Docs) is identified as Netscape 2, but the caption says it's NS4...

Joe [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Phillip –
FYI, a small German->English tip. Although "I can’t quite put my hands on it, but..." is understandable, the more common English phrase is "I can't quite put my finger on it, but...."
;)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

(Thanks Barb and Joe, corrections added!)

Ken Wong [PersonRank 5]

12 years ago #

Oh, Legend! Or "Leg end"

Luca [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

for many vintage programs

oldversion.com/

or, if you don't want to install nothing.....

dejavu.org/emulator.htm

an online browser "emulator"...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

You can also use BrowserPool if you don't want to "ruin" your system with installations (it comes with a bunch of browsers preinstalled, and you can install your own ones too – I did this with Netscape 4 for this post, as that browser was so ugly I didn't dare to run it on my own system):
browserpool.de/kc/wob/portal.j ...

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

browsershots.org – Will do Netscape 4.8 along with a ton of recent browsers.

Winston [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Will miss Netscape in the virtual world .

Chris [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

How would I run my website through this. I would love to see what it looks like.

[URL removed – Tony]

Michiel van der Blonk [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

I wouldn't post this if I were Google. Google is notoriously not web standard on many of their website. Shame on you. Real web standard accessible websites would just show relevant text (in the case of Google Maps maybe just: "welcome to Google Maps. You will need a modern browser to use any functionality of this site".

m1t0s1s [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

Here is the google homepage in the early line mode browser:

dejavu.org/cgi-bin/get.cgi?ver ...

Obviously, before stylesheets existed. I couldn't find the wireless xhtml version of google's homepage, but perhaps it would look better?

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

> I couldn't find the wireless xhtml version of google's homepage...

Here it is – and it doesn't look much better:

dejavu.org/cgi-bin/get.cgi?ver ...

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