and yes, we are far from perfect

ESWC2006, a conference that aims at the semantic web, has a registration system that does not support firefox. In our group we base all our extensions and plugins on firefox and I am using it right now, so I feel “uncomfortable and unwelcome” (cite: movie “your studio and you”). So, the positive view is that they decided not to invest much into the web interface to invest more into the conference. Horray. Here is the quote from the website:

Quote: Firefox is not supported at this time. Recommended browsers are below.
Online Registration System best used with the following browsers:
Internet Explorer (version 4.01 or higher and Netscape 4x-7)

Definition of the Semantic Web:
The Semantic Web provides a common framework that allows data to be shared and reused across application, enterprise, and community boundaries.

  1. Firefox is a boundary of the semantic web
  2. How can a web-application be programmed so badly it only supports one browser? Oh, ASP ­čÖé
  3. Don’t they see that all this is obviously wrong?
  4. The world is imperfect.

and otherwise, the conference rules.

One Reply to “and yes, we are far from perfect”

  1. The last time that I registered at a conference I had to print out some ugly form, fill in the details by hand onto the paper (with a pen!) and the fax(!) the nasty paper to the conference. I could not believe it…

    Where do you want to go today?

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