[SATLUG] FAFSA application

MKR mkr777 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 21 01:14:40 CDT 2011


The IRS site many accountants and other tax preparer use also require IE to
correctly function. The add-on should fix this problem and I will try
tomorrow. Thanks.

On Sun, Mar 20, 2011 at 8:34 PM, Don Davis <dondavis at reglue.org> wrote:

> 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)
> >                    /\\
> >                  _\_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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