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Archive: February 4th, 2013
When is a link not a link?
Google has a web page for its Chrome browser. This page provides information about the browser, but its primary purpose—its call-to-action, if you will—is to encourage you to download the browser. Hence the nice big blue button-like link that says “Download Chrome.”
Tech bloggy publication thingy The Next Web posted some words pointing out that, for a while there, the link wasn’t working. At all. There was no way to download Chrome from the page created for the purpose of letting you download Chrome.
The problem was that the link isn’t a real link. I mean, technically it’s an
A element, and it does have an
Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'Installer' of undefined
I don’t want to pick on Google in particular here—there are far too many other sites exhibiting the same kind of over-engineering:
I share Tom’s frustration with news apps that should be websites:
I wouldn’t download a BBC app or an NPR app for my computer. Why would I want one on my phone?