MSN maps vs. Google maps

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Ralph Fox, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. Ralph Fox

    Ralph Fox Guest

    I got sent an MSN maps "permalink" today. Every time I tried to open
    it in my browser, it redirected me to http://intl.local.live.com/
    I have never had this problem with Google maps.

    MSN maps was not as easy to get "introduced to" as Google maps was.


    After a bit of experimentation, I did manage to open the MSN map.
    I had to both (a) delete cookies and (b) spoof Firefox's user-agent
    string. Just one of these was not enough.

    Keeping out _incompatible_ browsers is not a valid reason for
    this behaviour. My browser uses the same Gecko rendering engine
    as Firefox, and the web site can see this in the user-agent string.
     
    Ralph Fox, Jul 30, 2007
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