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  1. Daylife's Avatar
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    So yeah I've had my Lumia 920 for almost a month and I love it, I have noticed that since there are a lot of apps missing that I use the web browser a whole lot. Now some websites like www.bimmerpost.com is a BMW site and when I click the forums tab to pick the forum it is nearly impossible because IE does not let me and it is rather annoying. Also I have noticed that there is no forward button, is there? Maybe there is but since I'm new to WP8 I haven't found it.........I also can't play videos from ign.com or game trailers.com when on my buddies galaxys3 he can, and when I had my iPhone it also worked...is there a setting that I need to set up? I have tried changing from desktop to mobile, but no luck.
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    nope, the drop down menu was written in a bad way.
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    I hope MS fixes this...... : /
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    If only there was a webkit alternative to Internet Explorer. I really hate it that Microsoft is ignoring the fact that so many sites are Webkit optimised and work really bad on their browser.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deuxani View Post
    If only there was a webkit alternative to Internet Explorer. I really hate it that Microsoft is ignoring the fact that so many sites are Webkit optimised and work really bad on their browser.
    Well, we have a webkit browser too: Nokia Xpress ... certainly, it is a good one for webkit pages as well as for anyone who has a limited data plan ...
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    If the developer of a website is close-minded there is not a whole lot Microsoft can do about it.

    Stop writing websites specifically for webkit. Use the standards and it will work great on IE10. It supports pretty much every standard you throw at it.



    And I am not biased towards IE, on my desktop I use Firefox. But IE10 is pretty good at implementing most of the standards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nimdock View Post
    If the developer of a website is close-minded there is not a whole lot Microsoft can do about it.

    Stop writing websites specifically for webkit. Use the standards and it will work great on IE10. It supports pretty much every standard you throw at it.



    And I am not biased towards IE, on my desktop I use Firefox. But IE10 is pretty good at implementing most of the standards.
    So you're telling me to stop using the websites that I use everyday?......... Lol that's like someone buying a car and telling the person don't drive it when its raining because the acid from the rain destroys the car, that its not the car manufactures fault.
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    Not sure what your talking about.

    Internet explorer on wp8 renders web pages so much better than any other browser ive used.
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    Use SurfCube! It makes web browsing FUN! And you get fullscreen view of your website. There's a trial version of it. I tried it for a few hours and couldn't resist so I bought the app (to remove ads). So cool, plus you can show off to your friends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daylife View Post
    So you're telling me to stop using the websites that I use everyday?......... Lol that's like someone buying a car and telling the person don't drive it when its raining because the acid from the rain destroys the car, that its not the car manufactures fault.
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    No, my post was not directed at you exactly. It was directed at the situation.

    I remember when Microsoft had complete domination of the browser world. There were idiots back then also coding their sites exclusively for IE which was also moronic at the time. Microsoft took a lot of heat because of it. But now it is not Apple or Google taking the heat for the exact same situation. It's still Microsoft even though they already fixed their browser. Funny how that works.


    You can't really solve the situation unless you complain to the devs of the sites that don't work for you. Then one of two things will happen. They will fix it or they won't. At that point you can decide to use alternative websites or a different phone that suits your needs.
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    You also can't upload pictures apparently. The browser does seem somewhat inferior to that of the stock browser that was on my Galaxy S2 Skyrocket. I don't always use apps, and the browser used to be a nice alternative. That amongst the lack of recording, musician apps sometimes has me considering switching. However I love my phone and can't see myself going bk iPhone. And when I think of all the freezes, and clutter if Android it makes me appreciate WP... So hopefully tge web thing is fixed...
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    Quote Originally Posted by darthtata85 View Post
    Not sure what your talking about.

    Internet explorer on wp8 renders web pages so much better than any other browser ive used.
    Go to www.bimmerpost.com and click on the forums tab and pick the 1 Series section......if you can do that let me know.
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    It's not the web browser, its how the website was coded, if a website was coded using webkit it will not work as well on a non webkit browser. Plus not many drop down menus function properly on touch screen devices. IE10 is standards compliant, it passes the acid3 test and has support for all the relevant html5 standards.
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    Weird....it works with Safari on an iPad, and chrome on a galaxy note 2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daylife View Post
    Weird....it works with Safari on an iPad, and chrome on a galaxy note 2.
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    chrome is a webkit based browser and safari gets a privilege special written code. whats so weird about it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Huime View Post
    chrome is a webkit based browser and safari gets a privilege special written code. whats so weird about it?
    That it doesn't work with IE lol....so it sucks? Lol......
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    I thought we were in 2013....kind of lame that a phone of this caliber can't function through a simple website.....just saying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daylife View Post
    I thought we were in 2013....kind of lame that a phone of this caliber can't function through a simple website.....just saying.
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    You have been given the answer to your question repeatedly in the thread, yet you continue...
    Device: O2 Nokia Lumia 1520
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    Daylife is either unable or unwilling to understand. Unfortunately, it is precisely such ignorance that allows this unfortunate situation to continue, as none of the companies responsible for this mess ever take any heat for it. That was very different at the time IE6 was modern. If anything ever kills the free and democratic WWW, it will be technical illiteracy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daylife View Post
    That it doesn't work with IE lol....so it sucks? Lol......
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    actually I am trying very hard in a polite way to tell you, that website suck. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daylife View Post
    Lol that's like someone buying a car and telling the person don't drive it when its raining because the acid from the rain destroys the car, that its not the car manufactures fault.
    Ah, the dreaded car analogy rears its head. I'm going to enjoy digging myself into a hole by responding to car analogy with car analogy.

    The acid rain argument doesn't work because no one controls the acid rain. This situation would be more comparable to a community building its roads with a material that will poke holes in tyres from some manufacturers. Those tyres are certified roadworthy and there are guidelines in place on how to build roads so they work for everybody, but the community decided it doesn't need to bother about those things because most people seem to have tyres which won't be affected.

    But why don't those affected manufacturers just use the same tyre composition as the unaffected companies? Ah, because that particular tyre composition - Webkit - is actually flawed in other aspects, and god forbid that we converge to it as a standard after its creators have proven to be completely ignorant of those issues. And of course, there's the conventional wisdom that competition is good for the consumer - though I guess that doesn't seem to compute in most people's minds when the competition is Microsoft.

    Good read here: https://brendaneich.com/2013/02/why-mozilla-matters/
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    man he is the kind of people Apple targets...they really just don't care the reasoning behind it. I can understand that to a certain point but I used IE10 on my surface and windows 7 and I have to say it's so much better than IE9. It really shows on windows 7, IE9 was slow on my 4 years old laptop (relatively slow) and now it's blazing fast (to a certain extent, still restricted by my physical memory) but it uses a lot less resources.

    Lots of issue are based on design decisions, not being able to upload is a security based decision like many others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daylife View Post
    So you're telling me to stop using the websites that I use everyday?......... Lol that's like someone buying a car and telling the person don't drive it when its raining because the acid from the rain destroys the car, that its not the car manufactures fault.
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    what he is saying is that learn hoe to adopt to the new environment and know the limitation. Go around the laws??? :]
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    I don't see what the OP's problem has to do with webkit. It looks like the website just wasn't written with touchscreens in mind. I doubt it works on any touchscreen at all. Devs have to understand that when you have a rollover menu like that, you either have to make the menu stay visible when clicked or provide a subnavigation page.

    There are good reasons to rant about webkit but I don't think this is one of them.
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    It's the website that's at fault, not Internet Explorer. I suggest you contact the developer of the website in an effort to resolve the issue.
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