Like the rest of you (I presume), I usually come here utilizing a web browser. You know, a piece of software more or less dedicated in purpose to fetching and rendering pages via the hypertext transport protocol (http). Even if it does a couple other things as a sideline (like old Netscape which incorporated an email client).
I’m in here courtesy of a database. eFileMaker Pro 8.5. Yeah, OK, so they tossed in a web rendering engine, so you can display web content in your database screens (and calculate the URLs in part from field contents, you can see how that could be kind of cool). But to tell you the truth I figured it would not “cookie” properly. Would not let me log in. To my surprise, I see Welcome, AHunter3 greeting me when I drag a webportal onto the screen and set it to http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb. (It must be sharing cookie-territory with Shiira somehow…otherwise, how would it know?)
And the links work, and Control-i turns italics on and off and the smilie icons work…
(I just tried right-clicking a link and danged if it didn’t give me the option of opening in a new window. How can it do THAT? Oh, it launches my regular web brower to handle that one. OK, unless you wanted to forego that feature, you couldn’t ditch your regular web browser and just browse from FileMaker.)
I forgot to check to see if it shows previews when I hover over thread titles.