A third of FTSE 100 websites tied to Microsoft browsers

 by Martin Belam, 6 January 2003

There was an article in the finance section of The Guardian by Richard Adams about a survey of the websites of FTSE 100 companies. It showed that a third don't display their own share price, and only one in ten provide advice to investors. Big deal. If I am visiting the Sainsbury's website, the chances are I want to shop for groceries, not shares.

However what did catch my eye was the fact that:

"More than a third of the sites were difficult to read using software other than Microsoft internet browsers. One in ten of FTSE 100 company websites could not be viewed using other browsers. A further 28% of sites had 'significant problems' when displaying pages using non-Microsoft browsers"

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