...you MUST use Internet Explorer...
[rant] We had an interesting situation today at my radio station. One of the companies we receive programming from was merged with another and the newer company's policy on affidavits is what we are supposed to now follow. Part of the new online affidavit policy is that we are instructed to use IE 6 or better when filling out affidavits. Their website is not working well with our Firefox browser so we brought this to their attention. They have reiterated that we MUST use IE 6 or above to fill out affidavits.
I'm not going to do it. I'm not going to use IE on a Windows machine and risk the security issues to do so. I'm not going to install IE on Linux either. I've instructed my office manager to inform them there is nothing in our contract stipulating we must use Internet Explorer so if that is the only way for them to receive our affidavits, they will have to do without. Further, if they wish to terminate our contract because of this then it is okay by us.
I've had it with these companies that demand we use IE so we can do business with them. The way I see it, as the vendor, it is incumbent upon them to do what is reasonable to accommodate their customers, not the other way round. If they choose to lose our business because they refuse to configure their website to be compatible with Firefox then so be it. I'll find program suppliers that will. [/rant]