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Discussion in 'Site Problems & Feedback' started by SPeedY_B, May 31, 2004.

  1. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Not really a problem, more of a query.

    For some reason, in one browser the tools appear in a drop-down at the top of the thread (How I always thought that they were supposed to) displayed with fancy-pants JavaScript/DHTML/Whatever, but in a different browser, they appear at the bottom in a standard HTML drop-down menu.

    The two browsers actually happen to use the exact same rendering engine, and the only real difference is the name.. any idea's why it's doing this?
     
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Mozilla/Firefox/Camino?
     
  3. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Safari and Shiira
     
  4. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Oh ok...hadn't heard of Shiira before. [​IMG]
    I suspect it might have something to do with the vB source code checking the name of the browser through the user-agent string, and displaying the appropriate "style" based on that. Shiira, not being a major player in the browser market, might not be on the list, so it might be treating it as a (old) browser that doesn't support the fancy features, although it actually is possible.
    If that is, in fact, the problem...there might be 2 solutions. One would be to edit the vB source code to include Shiira (doubt EP's going to have the inclination to do this =P), or another is to see if it's possible to change the user-agent string of Shiira to include the word "Safari" (I know this can be done with Firefox using an extension).
     
  5. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Well, I thought that too, but I think that the vB3 developers can't be that naive, surely?

    Plus looking at the UA strings, it doesn't seem that would cause it, although it's still a possibility..

    Safari
    Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/125.2 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/125.7

    Shiira
    Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/125.2 (KHTML, like Gecko, Safari) Shiira/0.9.2

    I'll try changing Shirra to match Safari and see if it makes any difference.
     
  6. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Haha, no way. I changed it to match the Safari string exactly, and it works. I'm sorry, but that is stupid. *bangs head on desk*
     
  7. ~bk

    ~bk I Political User

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    *off-topic*

    What happened to the option where you could delete your own post?
     
  8. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    You still can, unless becomming a legacy mod has messed that up (an overlooked tick-box can do such terrible things)

    Moved to Fixed
     
  9. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Guess they are. [​IMG]
    Oh well, simple little fix.
     
  10. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    We should use PunBB. :D
     
  11. ~bk

    ~bk I Political User

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    I guess so.
     
  12. rushm001

    rushm001 In the beginning...... Political User

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    I seem to have lost that ability too! New thread started in Current problems.

    Wakes up next day with sore head:p
     
  13. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    Wouldn't the world be better if we all used IE :p
     
  14. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    I aint touchin' that one with a 10ft barge pole.
     
  15. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    Go on! touch it you know you want to ;)
     
  16. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    *reaches out*

    *resists*

    No! Damn you!
     
  17. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    It tastes like strawberrys and candy
     
  18. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    You lie
     
  19. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    Hrm, i wonder where in the vB code this would exist. BRB SPeedY_B
     
  20. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    My browser is now advertising itself as Shiira and it seems to be fixed. It could however also be vB catching my spoofing. Let me know SPeedY_B.