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Annoyance...

IE5/Mac just has this way of driving me completely nuts.

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southernbeatnik
Feb. 8th, 2005 10:21 am (UTC)
And you're not using Safari or Firefox why?
brentdax
Feb. 8th, 2005 06:07 pm (UTC)
It's not what I'm using, it's what my users are using. The majority of the Mac-using visitors to Mom's site use IE 5.23, frighteningly enough, so I have to make sure it works.

Unfortunately, IE/Mac was the first browser to try to support CSS Level 2, which has all sorts of "interesting" positioning constructs. Result: it has really, really weird bugs.
southernbeatnik
Feb. 8th, 2005 11:26 pm (UTC)
I take it that Microsoft doesn't update the browser often, then.

I honestly don't see why anyone would go with IE over Safari. Sucks for you, though.
brentdax
Feb. 9th, 2005 12:07 am (UTC)
I take it that Microsoft doesn't update the browser often, then.

IE Mac 5.23 was released in 2001, and Microsoft officially abandoned the product in 2003. So yeah, you could say that.

I honestly don't see why anyone would go with IE over Safari. Sucks for you, though.

Because they're using OS X 10.0 and don't know any better, I imagine. Or because they're just too stubborn to switch. Or maybe they just like the Page Holder.

Lots of people still use IE on Windows, so why would you expect things to be that different on Macs?
southernbeatnik
Feb. 9th, 2005 03:09 am (UTC)
Because on Windows, IE is integrated into everything. It's really the only web browser that comes on a fresh-bought machine (aside from MSN Explorer... blech.) I can understand how people don't know of alternatives there.

But on Mac OS X, there's Safari, the default web browser. You must have to try hard not to use it and to settle with a crippled version of an already crippled web browse that is IE. There's no excuse.
brentdax
Feb. 9th, 2005 04:06 am (UTC)
But Safari wasn't there at all on 10.0 or lower. Safari 1.0 (with OS X 10.1) didn't render things well at all, and 1.1 (I believe 10.2 and 10.3) still wasn't that wonderful. It's only with Safari 1.2 that WebKit has reached nearly the level of Gecko in HTML rendering.

(And even then, Safari still doesn't do a lot of other things right. For example, it lacks any sort of support for displaying XML files with associated XSL/XSLT styles.)
elyscape
Feb. 8th, 2005 03:01 pm (UTC)
But admit it... it's inifinitely cooler than IEAnything/Windows.
brentdax
Feb. 8th, 2005 06:10 pm (UTC)
At least IE/Win looks like Windows. IE/Mac looks like ass, which really sucks when everything else on the Mac is so purdy.
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