By pengyang on Aug 21, 2007
I'm quite astonished by a short message from my friend this morning. The main point is that Bank of Beijing announces the drop of Firefox support for the online bank system. Following is the Chinese version of that message. I don't get all the ideas about the reasons:-( The reasons why they do this is mostly about the compatibility of IE and Firefox. And they don't care about web standard so much actually.
I'll try to translate it into English below.
The English version:
Thanks for your adoption and support to the Bank of Beijing personal online bank system all along. Please be informed that the newer version of the online bank won't support Firefox browser any more. The reasons are as below:
1. Firefox is an open source browser. The programming language needs to have the universal property. Although Firefox could add many security extensions(plugins?), some extensions are provided by the third parties which makes the language otherness even worse(?). This will bring some browsing problems.
3. The old version of the online bank are mostly static jsp pages, only a small set of style(CSS). And there are no big impacts if you use non-IE browsers. The situation is different with the newer version. It uses a lot CSS and higher version js syntax. So comes the compatibility issues for Firefox.
Based on the reasons mentioned above, we suggest that you could use IE bundled with the OS(Windows). Please understand the inconvenience. Hope that you can support us as always. Thanks.