Why doesn't the Lotusphere page redirect support Firefox?
Wed 30 Nov 2005, 10:49 AMTweet
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.
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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?
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. :)