Opera and "unsupported browser"

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  1. Raaza

    Raaza New Member

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    hi,

    After some experiments with some of the browsers, finally I selected Opera as my favourite browser, which has too many features and benefits than the IE, FF and others.

    But my confusion is here.

    Why some websites do not support opera?

    And I expect a detailed tutorial (or links) to use opera's features as well
     
  2. fatguysmart

    fatguysmart The Blessed one

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    Thry this for tutorials
    Code:
     http://www.opera.com/support/tutorials/
     
  3. Sykora

    Sykora I see right through you.

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    You are, the first person I think, who has said that the websites do not support opera, as opposed to the other way around. Opera is a standards compliant browser. Some web developers have assumed that only a couple of browsers will be viewing their particular website, and used techniques available only for that browser, instead of W3C certified xhtml. The only way we can remedy the situation is to appeal to the web developers, or boycott the sites.

    Unfortunately, some other sites also sniff Opera, and give Opera a corrupt version of the page, just because it is Opera. If this is the case, what Opera users can do is to change their useragent string. Click on the links below to find out more.

    http://my.opera.com/community/openweb/info/
    http://www.opera.com/support/search/supsearch.dml?index=124
     
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    fatguysmart The Blessed one

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  5. Pathik

    Pathik Google Bot

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    some times changing the user agent wont help.... and the best way to learn it is to use it... :))
     
  6. NikhilVerma

    NikhilVerma New Member

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    I'm thinking about switching to Opera too ... coz Firefox ALWAYS crashes when I try to open too many pages with Javascript usage ... prolly that's coz of the extensiuons ... but if the extensions are causing problem then firefox is worse than Opera .. in which case I wud definately go for Opera...
     
  7. Sykora

    Sykora I see right through you.

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    You should go for Opera regardless, but then again, I'm biased :)
     
  8. vysakh

    vysakh New Member

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    most sites are built on IE/netscape standards. FF and netscape have the same standards. thats why sites support IE and FF but not opera
     
  9. chesss

    chesss mera kutch nahi ho sakta

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    As I explained earlier. the biggest problem is browser sniffing, i.e many websites (specially msn sites), check if the browser is Opera and if it is then they simply send bad code to Opera. Simply changing the user-agent is not enough.

    TO completely hide opera do this:
    1.right click > site prefs > network tab > mask as internet explorer .
    2.right click > site prefs > cookies > delete all cookeis manually
    Now reload

    If this doesn't works
    1.Close all tabs
    2.goto tools > perf > advanced > history > clear cache .
    3.open the site

    If it still doesn't work ( very very less chance)
    1.disable javascript
    2.repeat the above steps
    open the site

    After doing this practically ALL sites will work in Opera flawlessly, atleast all that open in firefox . Obviously sites designed to 'work' around Exploder's wouldn't.
    I haven't encountered a single site that doesn't work in Opera since I came to know of the above method.

    For more info:
    http://my.opera.com/community/openweb/
    http://my.opera.com/community/forums/topic.dml?id=4893
     
  10. rahul_becks23

    rahul_becks23 New Member

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    hey........Opera ROCKS and i have got no problems and am sure other users also dont
     
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