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SPeedY_B

I may actually be insane.
#1
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?
 
#4
Oh ok...hadn't heard of Shiira before.

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).
 

SPeedY_B

I may actually be insane.
#5
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.
 

SPeedY_B

I may actually be insane.
#6
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*
 

SPeedY_B

I may actually be insane.
#8
You still can, unless becomming a legacy mod has messed that up (an overlooked tick-box can do such terrible things)

Moved to Fixed
 

rushm001

In the beginning......
Political User
#12
~bk said:
*off-topic*

What happened to the option where you could delete your own post?
I seem to have lost that ability too! New thread started in Current problems.

SPeedY_B said:
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*
Wakes up next day with sore head:p
 

X-Istence

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#20
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.
 

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