[SATLUG] FAFSA application

Don Davis dondavis at reglue.org
Sun Mar 20 21:34:04 CDT 2011


It's upsetting for 2 reasons:
1) The warning is unjustified - it works fine with unaccepted browsers -
using the user agent switcher show that
2) it's a Federal site. A bit upsetting to see a Federal site with that
sort of FUD / misinformation /...

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/user-agent-switcher/


On 03/20/2011 09:04 PM, Ernest De Leon wrote:
> Just get the add-on that lets you change your user agent string (I think
> it's called User Agent Switcher) and switch it to show you as a Windows
> Machine running IE or FF. Problem solved.
> 
> E
>                   -o)
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>                  _\_V
> Message void if penguin is violated...
> Don't mess with the penguin.
> 
> 
> 
> On Sun, Mar 20, 2011 at 8:36 PM, mark <mark at kandm-solutions.com> wrote:
> 
>>        So my girlfriend and I were trying to our FAFSA applications online.
>> The site was down for "maintenance" for a few days. When it came back up
>> and I tried to go fill out my application I got an unsupported browser
>> error. It wouldn't let me fill out the application. It said that I
>> wasn't using a standards compliant browser. It also showed a list but
>> the only requirement I didn't meet was the operating system. It only
>> supports Windows and Mac.
>>
>>        I sent them some comments about about requiring me to use an
>> operating
>> system that costs money in order to fill out an application that is
>> supposed to be free. Also for telling me I am using a browser that is
>> not standards compliant when my browser is, so is my operating system.
>> That they are requiring the use of operating systems that are not
>> standards compliant.
>>
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