left thousands of websites inaccessible to Internet Explorer users on Saturday.
As reported by DownloadSquad
Many popular websites including Gizmodo
use the service to track the browsing habits of their visitors, and all were out for the count when accessed by Internet Explorer users on Saturday morning. It took several hours for SiteMeter to revert the code and fix the problem, with many users opting to switch to the plain-jane HTML tracking rather than waiting
for SiteMeter to repair the problem.
The good news is that all affected sites are now back up, with SiteMeter offering its sincere apologies
for the issue, blaming the problem on work “on the backend system for our upcoming website launch
Do you believe this issue should be taken as a hint for end-users to move away from the monopoly Windows-based web browser, or instead for webmasters to think about alternative analytics services? Share your thoughts over in the forums