Really?

I had to share this one. There’s a U.S. government site with civilian
job listings and naturally you need to create an account and resume to
apply for a job. So after you go through the 8 or so steps to create
your resume (with no issues) you find that the last step is
inaccessible because this process “works optimally” with IE6 according
to a response from the agency. Got a Mac? Forget it. Use Windows with
Firefox? Nope. IE7? Uh-uh…as far as I know. I’m unable to verify the
Windows side of things but I can say the Mac side is out.

Really? IE6? Forget for a second that this is completely moronic; is
it even legal for a gov. site to function like this? I didn’t see any
notice about browsers on the site either. If they were going to make
it work for just one browser why not Firefox?

Absolutely - &#^)!@^ - unbelievable.

Todd


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Sometime around 28/1/09 (at 16:34 -0600) Todd said:

is it even legal for a gov. site to function like this?

One word: no.

Warning or no warning, it is expressely not legal for a US government
web site to be restricted like this.

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It would be in violation of Section 508, I believe.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Section_508

Note that there are similar requirements in the EU as well.


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