Some WebTV systems use a proprietary browser that is
comparable to Microsoft's Internet Explorer, version 3.0 browser. IE V3
was released eight years ago by Microsoft in 1996. Regular users of the
Internet are using version 5.5 or 6.0. While version 3.0 is fine for viewing
most standard HTML web pages, it does not work well with a lot of sites
in the World Wide Web, including parts of Bowser-Trains.com which use
features that IE V3 had not even known about. For example, IE V3 technology
does not support the world standard Cascading Style Sheet commands that
we use to express fonts and colors and some versions do not include JAVA
technology. Newer versions of WebTV do support CSSs and Java to some degree.
Why aren't we making Bowser-Trains.com friendly
to the WebTV browser?
We could not find version 3.0 to download to try and make Bowser-Trains.com
work with it because this version is so outdated. Even if we could make
it entirely compatible, Bowser-Trains.com would not exist as it does today
and some features would still not work because IE V3 simply does not have
the capability to do so.
What can you do to make your WebTV machine work
with this site?
We recommend that you call WebTV customer support, or contact them through
their Customer Support Website, or send email to their technical support
area, requesting that a FIRMWARE update be made available to you that
brings your WebTV machine up to at least Microsoft Internet Explorer version
4.01 browser equivalent or better if possible.
What are the known Issues with MSN TV?
The MSN TV Viewer does not support SSL connections and Advanced Proxy
settings are not functioning. For the latest information, visit the MSN
, please be advised that
such issues noted above typically stem from the level of technology that
WebTV and MSN TV itself uses, and not with Bowser-Trains.com.
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