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That's strange because Iron is very similar to Chrome, and I am able to post questions/answers with Chrome 3.0.195.33 (just checked).

With Iron, I get redicted to the "Oops! Something Bad Happened!" - error page, where I am asked to report the problem to Meta if I think it's interesting.

I posted this issue here a few days before but the old question is gone. It might have been deleted due to 'being too localized', as someone told me.

Feature wish:

If a user with an unusual browser gets to the error page, they should be told to use a supported browser instead of asking them to submit a bug report to Meta -- as this would just be a waste of time.

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We don't test on every single browser ever released, but every major browser is known to work:

IE6, IE7, IE8, Safari2, Safari3, Chrome1, Chrome2, Chrome3, Firefox2, Firefox3, Firefox3.5, Opera9, Opera10

Again: even Opera works.

I'd say that browser is clearly broken; you shouldn't be filing the bug here, but with whoever wrote it.

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There are other browsers? –  random Nov 25 '09 at 7:18
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@random: links –  perbert Nov 25 '09 at 11:34
    
Shouldn't that be lynx? –  John Rudy Nov 25 '09 at 14:19
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@Cigars...: it's only lynx if you don't want tables and frames and fun things like that. otherwise use links. –  quack quixote Nov 25 '09 at 16:31
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I didn't assume that you test the site on every single browser ever released. I submitted this bug because the SO error page asked me to do it and I like the site enough to invest this time. Making the error page more clear, i.e. describing what kinds of bugs you deem irrelevant, would have saved my time (and yours). FYI I thought this issues might be of interest because 1) Iron = Chrome + newer libs 2) it works stable for all kinds of other complex sites and 3) this issue hasn't been there a few days before. That's all. –  Roland Ewald Nov 25 '09 at 21:08
    
That's fine, but you need to file the bug with whoever makes IronChrome, not us. We're not broken! –  Jeff Atwood Nov 26 '09 at 1:32

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