Slash out Internet Exploder!

by Sharky

Welcome to the Internet Exploder slash-exclusion page!

A great way to get rid of Internet Exploder, and encourage the use of better browsers, is to choose URLs that Explorer can't load. This miniature web site shows how.

It is rumored that Bill Gates once said that if he could change just one thing about his operating system (can we call it that?), he would have used forward slashes ("/") instead of backslashes ("\").

But it's too late now, isn't it? A bad decision made many years ago continues to torment us today! In an attempt to cover up the resulting confusion, Internet Explorer automatically replaces blackslashes in URLs with forward slashes.

Thus, if you are using Internet Explorer, you will not be able to follow this link -- no matter how hard you try! Go ahead, Exploder users, give it a try!


By clicking the above link, IE users will automatically be taken to an IE-only page. Other browsers will end up elsewhere. This demonstration does not use JavaScript, CGI, or any other kind of magic.

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