interactive maps on the internet, can it work on a Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by kidA, Sep 27, 2005.

  1. kidA macrumors regular

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    is there any way to get a site like this one at the maricopa county assessor's website to work on a mac? this site has interactive maps and it says it requires IE 5. i've only ever used it on my work computer, which is a windows machine and i use IE 6 on there. is there any way at all to get this to work in firefox? or on a mac? i've tried using opera and identifying as IE. i've also tried in IE 5.2 on my mac, and it doesn't have the plug-in. is there any way to do this?
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Nope...sorry, the site uses ActiveX controls, and MSIE is the only program that supports them. If IE/Mac 5.2 doesn't work, nothing else will either. :(

    Write them a letter and tell them that they should be ashamed of themselves for using that technology, which is the bane of the internet and has been the vector for innumerable viruses.... :p

    EDIT: Natch, you could get VPC and run the latest version of IE for Windows.... but.... yeah.
     
  3. kidA thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks, that's what i figured. it's not a big deal really. IE 5.2 doesn't seem to work. it says it needs a plug in and then it asks if i want to go to a website to get it, and it sends me nowhere useful.
     

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