In message <e4d7b3154d.peter(a)iyonix.earley.fourcom.com> Peter Bell wrote:
> What I would like to do is use O2 to manage a saving account, since
> the internet savings account gives a good rate of interest.
It does, but at present the Nationwide e-savings is slightly better.
However, I haven't bothered moving the bulk of my savings across from
Halifax to Nationwide. However, I do operate on both sites using O2,
with a custom ID of 'Oregano 2.2'.
O2 does sometimes crash on the Nationwide site (mainly on bill
payments), but I've never had a problem with Halifax.
is a link to the World Wide Web Consortium's validator. Fill in a URL,
and see how many errors it generates. <sarcasm>As the W3C are generally
accepted to have some small expertise in how to produce standards compliant
web pages</sarcasm>, you've got significant ammunition to throw at whichever
company's site is broken, and 'well it works OK on Internet Explorer'
cuts no ice whatsoever against 'according to the global web standards body,
your site is invalid.'
Incidentially, AUS-CERT has advised that for security reasons users /should
not use internet Explorer at all!/
(see item 3)
If you have problems with a site, try validating it. If it doesn't validate,
complain. Escalate the matter as high as possible - preferably above the
level of the stupid pseudo-techies for whom 'it works OK on IE' is an
adequate defence for incompetent web page coding.
It doesn't matter what browser you're using - if the page doesn't validate,
it's not guaranteed to work properly on /any/ browser and /therefore it damn
well should be fixed/.
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