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[wlug] Internet Banking using Ubuntu and Firefox

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Justin Hyde ajh28@w...
Mon May 9 14:34:06 NZST 2005

Thanks for all your help.

I have installed the user agent switch and all seems to be working sweetly.

I will contact the bank and advise them accordingly.

Problem #1 solved.  (how many am I allowed per day ;-) ?)

-----Original Message-----
From:	Greig McGill [mailto:greig@h...]
Sent:	Mon 09/05/05 14:23
To:	Waikato Linux Users Group
Subject:	Re: [wlug] Internet Banking using Ubuntu and Firefox
James Clark wrote:
> On Mon, May 09, 2005 at 02:12:22PM +1200, Daniel Lawson wrote:
>>Yeah. No shit. 
> I'm sure this was absolutely necessary.  

Away put your weapons!

Dan:  Less grump.
James:  Less zealous.


Anyway, on topic... I see that this is very frustrating.  I was 
explaining to Justin on Saturday that we spend a lot of time chasing 
online suppliers that our clients deal with in order to get them to 
support firefox.  They usually respond helpfully.  HSBC seem to be an 

I would suggest that the useragent workaround will get you going right 
now, and in the meantime, if you find that their site works flawlessly 
with the switch, then email them, and let them know this.  It may at 
least convince them to opening up trials of other browsers, once they 
realise there may not be anything to fix.



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