English Heritage forced redirect for Firefox users

Martin Belam  by Martin Belam, 17 April 2005
Welcome to the English Heritage accessible site.

You have been redirected to the accessible version of the site as you are using a browser that is not currently supported on the graphics site.

Very kind of them. After all, I'm sure my copy of Firefox would have been rubbish at displaying the full version of the site.

What I particularly enjoyed was that following a link from a search engine, for example, http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/filestore/visitsevents/asp/visits/Details.asp?Property_Id=100, once Firefox fails to be detected as a browser that is 'supported' by the graphics site, you just get bounced between the original URL and an http://accessibility.english-heritage.org.uk/ redirect, and neither page renders, so the only way I can get the information is now to navigate through the accessibility version.

Screengrab of the Accessibility Redirect Homepage at English Heritage's site

Don't you just love being locked in to somebody else's false positive?

1 Comment

Maybe you need a 'heritage' browser to access it. Hoho!

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