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Windows 7: iGoogle Home Page X 3

19 May 2011   #1
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 
iGoogle Home Page X 3

Hi All, the 3 images below are of my iGoogle Home Page. I used 'Print Screen' & 'Paint' to make them.
They have not been altered in any way except to erase some printing. All are the newest versions.
The bottom of the page is closer to the top in IE9 but not in Chrome or Firefox, WHY?

iGoogle Home Page X 3-ie9.jpg

iGoogle Home Page X 3-chrome.jpg

iGoogle Home Page X 3-ff.jpg




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20 May 2011   #2
Neutron16

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

This happens because Google has two (or potentially more) versions of those pages.

If you open ie page source code it begins with
Code:
<!doctype html><html><head><meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=9">
Other browsers have
Code:
<!doctype html><html><head><meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
If they have differences in the beginning I imaging that there would be other differences in the body of the document.

Why would they do that? Probably trying to optimize performance due to the differences in web-rendering engines of different browsers.
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20 May 2011   #3
TCG

 
 

Some subtle differences in css between browsers could also be causing this. A site like iGoogle has a lot going on and the intricacies of paddings, borders, margins, etc.... can be slightly different depending on the browser you use. They will run detection on your browser/agent and then serve you up the proper stylesheet for that browser. IE likes to behave a bit differently thus a separate stylesheet is used for IE, Firefox and Chrome are most likely using the same stylesheet which is why they appear the same.
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20 May 2011   #4
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Hi Neutron16 & TCG, a big thanks for your replys. The bit that puzzles me, is, I never changed, added or removed anything, with possibly the last MS patches/updates.
This occurred on both my desktop & laptop with Win7 Home Prem. 32bit.
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20 May 2011   #5
TCG

 
 

It would not require any change on your part to see this. The page you get will be determined by Google's server based off the browser you visit the page with. What you are seeing is at the mercy of Google.
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20 May 2011   #6
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Looks like time to change.
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20 May 2011   #7
Neutron16

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TCG View Post
It would not require any change on your part to see this. The page you get will be determined by Google's server based off the browser you visit the page with. What you are seeing is at the mercy of Google.
Yes, exactly.

Roderunner, Browsers have their own user agent string and websites will detect them. You can go here to check this out for your browsers.

Also here is an addon for Firefox, which allows you to spoof your user agent string and make website think that you have a different browser.
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