Cookies problem with Amazon.co.uk

Cookies problem with Amazon.co.uk

Post by Richard Wa » Fri, 07 Dec 2007 06:08:50


I tried to order something last night from Amazon and could not no
matter how hard I tried.

Once I got to the checkout stage I was told to enable cookies in my
browser (oregano 1 which had no problem 3 weeks ago). Even though
cookies were enabled in oregano 2 I got the same message and similar
with Webster XL.

Has anyone else had this problem or any suggestions as to how to
overcome it?

Same problem with various other sites such as dvd.co.uk



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Cookies problem with Amazon.co.uk

Post by Rob Kendri » Fri, 07 Dec 2007 07:22:15


<snip failures using O1/2 and WXL>


Have you tried NetSurf? I find NetSurf renders and accesses Amazon
excellently.

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B.

 
 
 

Cookies problem with Amazon.co.uk

Post by Rosemary M » Fri, 07 Dec 2007 08:28:57

In article <47572497$0$21091$ XXXX@XXXXX.COM >, Rob Kendrick


And Fresco worked perfectly last week: books ordered late Thurs pm,
delivered Monday.


Rosemary




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Cookies problem with Amazon.co.uk

Post by Richard Wa » Fri, 07 Dec 2007 23:58:50

In message <47572497$0$21091$ XXXX@XXXXX.COM >




I have now and it works - thanks. Don't find Netsurf easy to read but
maybe I need to configure it differently

This 'cookies' problem has only reared it's head recently. Up to about
a month ago I was happily accesing and ordering stuff from Amazon
using Oregano 1. I tried Oregano 2 which claims to have cookies but
Amazon still would not accept it.

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Cookies problem with Amazon.co.uk

Post by Paul Shayl » Sat, 08 Dec 2007 02:44:59

In message < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >, Richard
Watkinson < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > writes


Do you have any problems with Google and cookies? Google uses a sort of
tracking cookie AFAIK. If you remove it, Google replaces it with a new
one net time you use Google.

Paul S.
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Cookies problem with Amazon.co.uk

Post by Michael Dr » Sat, 08 Dec 2007 03:27:03

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,





It's pretty straightforward. Open the choices window from the iconbar menu
and tweak the settings in the fonts section.

All the options are described in the documentation.

Choices: http://www.yqcomputer.com/ #ConfigurationGlobal
Font choices: http://www.yqcomputer.com/ #ConfigurationGlobalFonts

Best regards,

Michael

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Cookies problem with Amazon.co.uk

Post by Rob Kendri » Sat, 08 Dec 2007 07:31:39


In what way do you find it difficult to read? NetSurf's fonts are quite
configurable, and it has an excellent zoom function that correctly scales
images as well as text.


There are hundreds of ways that web developers with no clue can get
cookies wrong. NetSurf has lots of work-arounds to deal with frankly
completely broken Cookie usage - now cookies are more common than ever,
older browsers may not have been exposed to the uglyness when they were
still being developed, and thus not cope.

B.
 
 
 

Cookies problem with Amazon.co.uk

Post by Richard Wa » Sun, 09 Dec 2007 08:07:25

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As I said maybe I need to configure it differently. This was after
the first time of use quite early in the morning and I've now had a
bit more time to get into it.



What do you mean by uglyness?


By the way I notice there is no support for javascript in netsurf - is
this much of a problem?

Furthermore as you seem tobe a fairly keen supporter of Netsurf - I
wonder have you been involved in it's development?

Richard Watkinson
 
 
 

Cookies problem with Amazon.co.uk

Post by Adam » Sun, 09 Dec 2007 19:32:47

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Since it depends on each individual's browsing patterns, only you can
answer that!



As far as I know, Rob is involved in the Linux build.

Adam

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Cookies problem with Amazon.co.uk

Post by Michael Dr » Sun, 09 Dec 2007 19:51:29

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,




I guess Rob means all the places where common browser behaviour does not
match the specification. Initially NetSurf is written to meet the
specification. Then, when things don't work, the developers have to find
out what other browsers are doing which contravenes the specifications and
rework NetSurf to do the same.

Either NetSurf supports the standards exactly, and users complain that it
doesn't work for certain sites, or it implements the standards in the same
invalid and broken way as the mainstream browsers, making it work with
more web sites.

It's not just cookies but just about everything NetSurf does.


It really depends on what you want to do. If you need to visit a
particular JavaScript heavy web site then it's a problem. The traditional
RISC OS browsers support few of the things that can be done can do with
JavaScript. Only the Firefox port is good enough to support things like
the JavaScript based google maps.

I find I can do online shopping with NetSurf and I rarely see anything
which needs JavaScipt. It depends on what sorts of web site you visit.

Incidentally, there is a JavaScript free google maps but it lacks many of
the features of the full version.

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He has. Rob's done much of the GTK port which allows NetSurf to run on
Linux and other UNIX-like systems. He's also done other bits and bobs.
I've also done things for the NetSurf project (web site, documentation and
things).

Michael

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Cookies problem with Amazon.co.uk

Post by Michael Dr » Sun, 09 Dec 2007 19:59:12

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,



Oops. Superfluous "can do".

Should've been:
"The traditional RISC OS browsers support few of the things that can be
done with JavaScript."

Michael

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