Aug 4, 2007, 12:04 PM
Post #5 of 25
Re: [esperanza] derivation of "glorieta"
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Yes, the "this page works but now that one doesn't" problem is annoying.
Sadly, you probably can't solve it and will just have to keep switching back and forth.
It comes from a complex set of linked items.
Perhaps the most basic is poor webpage design.
For example, every web page should start out with some info that tells the user's browser how to display the page. An example on one of these might be:
which tells your browser that the page it is currently downloading and setting up to show to you should be displayed with text that is "8 bit Unicode" (utf-8).
If you goto www.google.com and then select View / Page Source, you'll see a "meta" statement at the beginning that has this info. If you go to View / Page Source while viewing this page (here at MexConnect), you will not see any such info.
If this info is missing (as it is in the pages created by the program that runs this mexconnected website), then the software that runs the website, together with the browser on your computer, will just have to make their own "best guess" at what to do. And being just computer programs written by some poor geeks chained up in basements somewhere, they're not very smart... :-)
Still worse is that the software gets written to deal with the web the way it exists at a certain point in time, and just a few years later, all sorts of things will be different.
Knowing how to change the view settings, so as to be able to read the text, is about as good as one can do at this point, I'm afraid.
"Beauty is in the i of the Beholder"