SJ: From bad to even worse
Published: Tuesday 2005-05-24.
SJ recently updated their web based ticket booking system, the system I previously have mentioned how ecstatic I was about. The question I ask myself is of course, considering how bad it worked before, could the new system be anything but better? The answer is unfortunately yes...
So, after having entered the departure and arrival cities on the
you are met with this informative message:
Your web browser does not seem to be working optimally with our booking
function on the internet.
What web browsers our booking works with can be found under About the
Or, to translate it into clear English:
We haven’t bothered reading up on the standards that are in use on
the Internet, and since you pigheadedly keep on using a Scandinavian web
browser that follow those precise standards we cannot guarantee that
anything will work.
What customers we want can be found under About the web site.
Oh well, the error message I got this morning when I actually dared to press the Continue button seems to have gone away now, at least (before I managed to grab a screen shot), and the new server for credit card transactions is no longer using an antiquated and easily-broken level of cryptography, that at least weighs in as somewhat positive. But I must say that it is a bit strange how a government-owned company like this can recommend that people use American products and outright warn against locally produced alternatives.
But I guess it is like I long have suspected, SJ simply does not want people to travel with them.
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