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Old 06-12-2007, 12:06 PM   #1
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Is AA compatible with Safari?

I just recently bought myself a Mac, and have Safari on it as my internet browser. Whenever I open a thread the text appears for maybe 3 seconds and then disappears. Now, I probably won't be able to see a response to this, but maybe someone can PM me (and I hope I can see those too!)? Thanks!


PS - hopefully I'll be back consistently on the board towards to end of summer. I have some moving to do but I just found myself a free fish tank and I want to spend my little bit of extra time getting ideas. I know AA is the best place for that.
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Old 06-12-2007, 12:08 PM   #2
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Just saw it was available for windows today and am downloading to try it out.
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Old 06-12-2007, 12:11 PM   #3
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I know you answered, but I can't see it.
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Old 06-12-2007, 12:53 PM   #4
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Im sending this to you in email since it does not work with safari. Those who use safar only partially see message text. Up until yesterday since no one could buy me a MAC I had no idea what it looked like but now that safari for windows is available (BTW there is a security flaw already for it) I saw last night what it does.

Will it get fixed. Not any time soon. I dont have the time to dedicate to troubleshooting a browser that is used by less than 1% of our userbase.

Maybe before I had a child and before my wife went back to school for a paramedics degree but right now its not gonna happen.
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Old 06-12-2007, 12:56 PM   #5
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I've been PM him back and forth and he got FF installed and is happy. Thanks for the heads up on the Safari security flaw
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Old 06-14-2007, 01:57 PM   #6
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Yup, I got myself Firefox! Like I used to have in the past. So, don't waste what precious free time you have. I completely understand since I spent the last year working 80 hours a week. Yuck!
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Old 06-15-2007, 01:21 PM   #7
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For the record, I abandonded this site for like a year while I was using Safari and have only now begun to come back since i switched to FireFox. "Less than 1%" are real people.
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Old 06-16-2007, 08:37 AM   #8
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Also curious if it's an Apple computer thing because I forgot to mention that I did try Safari for windows and couldn't duplicate the missing text :|

1% are real people but if 99% can see the site it's hard to waste too much time figuring out what's wrong when that 1% can easily rectify the problem using FF.
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Old 06-16-2007, 12:50 PM   #9
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You would know better than I would if only 1% of your visitors were on Macs using Safari, but I would hazard a guess that of all Mac users, probably only 20% or less have downloaded an alternate browser. Safari comes installed and works wonderfully, so they have no reason to. By that guess you should be getting more like 4% of your visits from Mac users using Safari. If those numbers are accurate, then 3 out of 4 of your mac users have a quick look and then don't stay when the forums don't work for them, turning away 3% of potential users.

Maybe my math is way off, I don't know. I do know that I make web sites for a living and if I find out that part of my code is working unexpectedly on a niche browser such as WebTV or a reader for the blind, I will always work to correct it.
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I agree that reworking the code to make it compatible for 100% just make sense but this site is run by phpB which in itself is very complicated code unrelated to regular HTML and reworking that code would be a nightmare to satisfy 1-3% of your user base.
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