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What's wrong with the web, Part 44; Browser Version Fascism

I get really frustrated when web sites tell me to "upgrade" from Firefox 3 to Firefox 1.5. I understand that they feel they have to play silly little trix to make their web site look like some over-inspired abstract landscape, but can they please just use a minimum of markup and get on with the job?

P.S. I'm going public with this one - not obscuring the URL or company name - because the particular company involved doesn't seem to have a web contact form that can be accessed.
Example of web site browser version fascism.