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Why doesn't the Lotusphere page redirect support Firefox?

Wed 30 Nov 2005, 10:49 AM



by Ben Langhinrichs
If I go to http://www.lotus.com/lotusphere in Firefox, it redirects to http://www-142.ibm.com/software/sw-lotus/lotusphere and shows a completely blank page.  If I go there in Internet Explorer, it redirects to http://www-142.ibm.com/software/sw-lotus/events/govfor.nsf/wdocs/ls2006home, and show the Lotusphere page.  If I go to http://www-142.ibm.com/software/sw-lotus/events/govfor.nsf/wdocs/ls2006home directly in Firefox, it displays just fine.

What could be wrong with the redirect from  http://www-142.ibm.com/software/sw-lotus/lotusphere to http://www-142.ibm.com/software/sw-lotus/events/govfor.nsf/wdocs/ls2006home, and how could IBM leave this as a problem, given that lots of people who are interested in Lotusphere use Firefox, being the technologically savvy and Microsoft-bashing folks that they are.  I thought it was a fluke a week ago, but it is still the case today.  I guess I'll write to Rocky and ask if he can do something about it.

Problem resolved.  Not sure what the original problem was, as I tried on three machines and it failed on all last week, but whatever it was, it now works if I clear my cache.  Phew!  IBM has confirmed that the problem is resolved as well.

Copyright 2005 Genii Software Ltd.

What has been said:


400.1. Rock
(11/30/2005 08:10 AM)

When I go to http://www.lotus.com/lotusphere it redirects to http://www-142.ibm.com/software/sw-lotus/events/govfor.nsf/wdocs/ls2006home as it should.

Could it be machine specific - a problem in some caching on your box?

How does it work for anyone else?

--Rock


400.2. Ben Langhinrichs
(11/30/2005 08:16 AM)

It must have been a problem last week, as I tried on three machines, but now if I clear the cache, it works on each of them. Thanks, and sorry for any confusion.


400.3. Mac Guidera
(11/30/2005 11:26 AM)

Now try to figure out why www.lotusphere.com doesn't redirect to the Lotusphere page. :)