eSnips’ bad choice of web technology

I have been using eSnips to share some content. Mostly it's good, you can only upload one file at a time using the web interface. You can tag your content and designate different folders as public or private.

There are no previews for PDF files, so you have to make your own low-res JPEG if you want people to have an idea of what they are downloading.

Except I went to retrieve a PDF myself using BonEcho, which is a Firefox offshoot.

Blank page.

That's odd, I thought. Anyway then I tried OmniWeb 5.5.4. Same problem, blank page.

Before finding a Windows machine to try, I attempted with bad old Internet Explorer, and it works, The page composes and you can click on the links and it all works of course.

Why oh why do web developers use software that does this? The web was meant to be open, so anyone could use any browser to view any page! Developers, it's not about you, its about the users.

eSnips: use software that works in Any Browser.
Omni Group and BonEcho: why doesn't your browser load a page at all? Why is it blank with no error message?

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~ by connectionfailure on 12 April, 2007.

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