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ClearQuest Web and clients present unsupported browser error when using Internet Explorer 7 or 8



This technote identifies an issue that can occur in IBM Rational ClearQuest Web and When using the Web client with Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 or 8, an unsupported browser error occurs.


Here is the full error message:

The browser you are using is currently unsupported. Supported browsers are Internet Explorer 5.01 to 6.0 and Netscape 4.72 to 4.77. Please contact Rational Technical Support with any questions at  


This issue was identified as a product defect under APAR PM03492.


This problem occurs when using ClearQuest Web or with Internet Explorer 7 or 8. It does not occur when using an alternate, supported browser such as Mozilla Firefox.

Resolving The Problem

This defect is fixed starting in ClearQuest and Upgrade to the latest version to resolve this problem.


A workaround is available. It requires the guidance of a ClearQuest Support Engineeer. Contact IBM Rational Support for further details.

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Document Information

Modified date:
23 June 2018