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Hi All,

I am having huge problems with a very simple dotnet framework web page
(www.gbab.net/ztest3.aspx) , it does NOT render correctly under Apple's
Safari. The DIV's do not align amd float as they should, and do in Dotnet.
The page is really, really simple, and it has a CSS and with NO masterpage.

I have tried using the following as recommendations made earlier in this
Newsgroup:-

1) Adding the following code to the page's Page_PreInit method:
if (Request.Browse r.Browser.Conta ins("Safari")){
this.ClientTarg et = "uplevel";
}

2) incorporating a Browsercap section in the web.config as per:
http://slingfive.com/pages/code/browserCaps/

3) Ensuring the page is validated as XHTML-compliant standard TML (used
http://validator.w3.org/)

BUT I STILL GET THE PROBLEM!

Safari does not handle CSS and DIV's properly! What bugs me, is that there
are some pretty sophisticated Dotnet sites out there that work beautifully
under Safari! And I left wondering what it is that I am doing wrong!

Please help!

Thank you

Edward
Oct 16 '06 #1
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"Edward" <aR******@hotma il.comwrote in message
news:Do******** ***********@new s-server.bigpond. net.au...
Safari does not handle CSS and DIV's properly! What bugs me, is that there
are some pretty sophisticated Dotnet sites out there that work beautifully
under Safari! And I left wondering what it is that I am doing wrong!
I already told you that your site displays EXACTLY THE SAME on Safari,
FireFox, Netscape and Opera on my Mac so, whatever you're doing, it's not
specifically a Safari issue...

Incidentally, it also displays exactly the same on Mozilla, Camino and
SeaMonkey...
Oct 16 '06 #2
I already told you that your site displays EXACTLY THE SAME on Safari
how can you say it displays the same when it does not! I see differences
between the Safari browsers I have tested it and the IE's, where it displays
correctly?
"Mark Rae" <ma**@markNOSPA Mrae.comwrote in message
news:%2******** ********@TK2MSF TNGP03.phx.gbl. ..
"Edward" <aR******@hotma il.comwrote in message
news:Do******** ***********@new s-server.bigpond. net.au...
>Safari does not handle CSS and DIV's properly! What bugs me, is that
there are some pretty sophisticated Dotnet sites out there that work
beautifully under Safari! And I left wondering what it is that I am doing
wrong!

I already told you that your site displays EXACTLY THE SAME on Safari,
FireFox, Netscape and Opera on my Mac so, whatever you're doing, it's not
specifically a Safari issue...

Incidentally, it also displays exactly the same on Mozilla, Camino and
SeaMonkey...

Oct 16 '06 #3
What Marks telling you is that he sees it without problems on many different
browsers, which means it may be localised to your machines and browsers.
I'm suprised he tested so comprehensively for you, so simply disagreeing
with his findings certainly wont get you a solution - go and test on a
different mac environment as Marks findings tell me your problem is not
being reproduced in every browser. You may see similar findings!

If you dont have one there are some online testing services if you look
about or build a virtual mac and test through that.

--
--
Regards

John Timney (MVP)
VISIT MY WEBSITE:
http://www.johntimney.com
"Edward" <aR******@hotma il.comwrote in message
news:Tl******** ***********@new s-server.bigpond. net.au...
>I already told you that your site displays EXACTLY THE SAME on Safari
how can you say it displays the same when it does not! I see differences
between the Safari browsers I have tested it and the IE's, where it
displays correctly?
"Mark Rae" <ma**@markNOSPA Mrae.comwrote in message
news:%2******** ********@TK2MSF TNGP03.phx.gbl. ..
>"Edward" <aR******@hotma il.comwrote in message
news:Do******* ************@ne ws-server.bigpond. net.au...
>>Safari does not handle CSS and DIV's properly! What bugs me, is that
there are some pretty sophisticated Dotnet sites out there that work
beautifully under Safari! And I left wondering what it is that I am
doing wrong!

I already told you that your site displays EXACTLY THE SAME on Safari,
FireFox, Netscape and Opera on my Mac so, whatever you're doing, it's not
specifically a Safari issue...

Incidentally , it also displays exactly the same on Mozilla, Camino and
SeaMonkey...


Oct 16 '06 #4
and what I am saying is that I have tested that web page on on 8 different
Macs from ranging notebooks to the latest desktops. The Macs are running
different versions of Apple OS and Safaris, and I have not seen ONE that
displays the page correctly! I have friends out there on the Internet who
use the Mac at home and on every instance the formatting of the page in
question, under Safari, is not right!

However, when the browser is IE6 under Windows 2000, Windows 2003 or XP it
looks fine!

I can only conclude that the issue is with Safari!

"John Timney (MVP)" <x_****@timney. eclipse.co.ukwr ote in message
news:fM******** ************@ec lipse.net.uk...
What Marks telling you is that he sees it without problems on many
different browsers, which means it may be localised to your machines and
browsers. I'm suprised he tested so comprehensively for you, so simply
disagreeing with his findings certainly wont get you a solution - go and
test on a different mac environment as Marks findings tell me your problem
is not being reproduced in every browser. You may see similar findings!

If you dont have one there are some online testing services if you look
about or build a virtual mac and test through that.

--
--
Regards

John Timney (MVP)
VISIT MY WEBSITE:
http://www.johntimney.com
"Edward" <aR******@hotma il.comwrote in message
news:Tl******** ***********@new s-server.bigpond. net.au...
>>I already told you that your site displays EXACTLY THE SAME on Safari
how can you say it displays the same when it does not! I see differences
between the Safari browsers I have tested it and the IE's, where it
displays correctly?
"Mark Rae" <ma**@markNOSPA Mrae.comwrote in message
news:%2******* *********@TK2MS FTNGP03.phx.gbl ...
>>"Edward" <aR******@hotma il.comwrote in message
news:Do****** *************@n ews-server.bigpond. net.au...

Safari does not handle CSS and DIV's properly! What bugs me, is that
there are some pretty sophisticated Dotnet sites out there that work
beautifull y under Safari! And I left wondering what it is that I am
doing wrong!

I already told you that your site displays EXACTLY THE SAME on Safari,
FireFox, Netscape and Opera on my Mac so, whatever you're doing, it's
not specifically a Safari issue...

Incidentall y, it also displays exactly the same on Mozilla, Camino and
SeaMonkey.. .



Oct 16 '06 #5
"Edward" <aR******@hotma il.comwrote in message
news:v3******** ***********@new s-server.bigpond. net.au...
and what I am saying is that I have tested that web page on on 8 different
Macs from ranging notebooks to the latest desktops. The Macs are running
different versions of Apple OS and Safaris, and I have not seen ONE that
displays the page correctly! I have friends out there on the Internet who
use the Mac at home and on every instance the formatting of the page in
question, under Safari, is not right!
What do you want me to do - send you screenshots of your page running under
the various Mac browsers...?
However, when the browser is IE6 under Windows 2000, Windows 2003 or XP it
looks fine!
ROTFLMAO! Oh Edward for heaven's sake! This isn't your first day, is it?

EVERYONE knows that Microsoft Internet Explorer is way out on its own in
terms of incompatibility . If you honestly think that you can use IE as your
yardstick, I strongly suggest you buy a beginner's guide to web development.
I can only conclude that the issue is with Safari!
In which case, I can only conclude that you didn't read my various replies
stating that your page displays EXACTLY THE SAME (I'll repeat that for you)
EXACTLY THE SAME on Safari, FireFox, Netscape, Opera, Mozilla, Camino and
SeaMonkey on my Mac.

If you really can't get your head round the fact that your problem ISN'T
Safari-specific, then I would doubt very much whether anyone here will be
able to help you...
Oct 16 '06 #6
Hi John,

I DO appreciate Mark's help immensely. I am not disagreeing with his
findings, but his conclusion that Safari is displays the page corrently! My
findings are also to be taken into consideration, and so far I have not seen
my wep page looking corrently under any of the 8 different Safari's/Mac
environments!
"John Timney (MVP)" <x_****@timney. eclipse.co.ukwr ote in message
news:fM******** ************@ec lipse.net.uk...
What Marks telling you is that he sees it without problems on many
different browsers, which means it may be localised to your machines and
browsers. I'm suprised he tested so comprehensively for you, so simply
disagreeing with his findings certainly wont get you a solution - go and
test on a different mac environment as Marks findings tell me your problem
is not being reproduced in every browser. You may see similar findings!

If you dont have one there are some online testing services if you look
about or build a virtual mac and test through that.

--
--
Regards

John Timney (MVP)
VISIT MY WEBSITE:
http://www.johntimney.com
"Edward" <aR******@hotma il.comwrote in message
news:Tl******** ***********@new s-server.bigpond. net.au...
>>I already told you that your site displays EXACTLY THE SAME on Safari
how can you say it displays the same when it does not! I see differences
between the Safari browsers I have tested it and the IE's, where it
displays correctly?
"Mark Rae" <ma**@markNOSPA Mrae.comwrote in message
news:%2******* *********@TK2MS FTNGP03.phx.gbl ...
>>"Edward" <aR******@hotma il.comwrote in message
news:Do****** *************@n ews-server.bigpond. net.au...

Safari does not handle CSS and DIV's properly! What bugs me, is that
there are some pretty sophisticated Dotnet sites out there that work
beautifull y under Safari! And I left wondering what it is that I am
doing wrong!

I already told you that your site displays EXACTLY THE SAME on Safari,
FireFox, Netscape and Opera on my Mac so, whatever you're doing, it's
not specifically a Safari issue...

Incidentall y, it also displays exactly the same on Mozilla, Camino and
SeaMonkey.. .



Oct 16 '06 #7
What do you want me to do - send you screenshots of your page running
under the various Mac browsers...?
yes! I would love to see my page looking correctly under Safari! Can I ask
you if you could please send me a screen print of it?

"Mark Rae" <ma**@markNOSPA Mrae.comwrote in message
news:eK******** *****@TK2MSFTNG P03.phx.gbl...
"Edward" <aR******@hotma il.comwrote in message
news:v3******** ***********@new s-server.bigpond. net.au...
>and what I am saying is that I have tested that web page on on 8
different Macs from ranging notebooks to the latest desktops. The Macs
are running different versions of Apple OS and Safaris, and I have not
seen ONE that displays the page correctly! I have friends out there on
the Internet who use the Mac at home and on every instance the formatting
of the page in question, under Safari, is not right!

What do you want me to do - send you screenshots of your page running
under the various Mac browsers...?
>However, when the browser is IE6 under Windows 2000, Windows 2003 or XP
it looks fine!

ROTFLMAO! Oh Edward for heaven's sake! This isn't your first day, is it?

EVERYONE knows that Microsoft Internet Explorer is way out on its own in
terms of incompatibility . If you honestly think that you can use IE as
your yardstick, I strongly suggest you buy a beginner's guide to web
development.
>I can only conclude that the issue is with Safari!

In which case, I can only conclude that you didn't read my various replies
stating that your page displays EXACTLY THE SAME (I'll repeat that for
you) EXACTLY THE SAME on Safari, FireFox, Netscape, Opera, Mozilla, Camino
and SeaMonkey on my Mac.

If you really can't get your head round the fact that your problem ISN'T
Safari-specific, then I would doubt very much whether anyone here will be
able to help you...

Oct 16 '06 #8
Hi,

Edward wrote:
>What do you want me to do - send you screenshots of your page running
under the various Mac browsers...?
yes! I would love to see my page looking correctly under Safari! Can I ask
you if you could please send me a screen print of it?
Where did you read that your page is working correctly under Safari?
Mark only said it "displays EXACTLY THE SAME on Safari,
FireFox, Netscape and Opera" on his mac. He didn't say it was "correctly
displayed".

I think you're both talking about different things ;-)

You probably made errors writing your page. IE is known for allowing
(and forgiving) non-standard coding, CSS or script. It's always best to
code for a standard compliant browser like Mozilla, and then to check
the page on IE.

HTH,
Laurent
--
Laurent Bugnion, GalaSoft
Software engineering: http://www.galasoft-LB.ch
Private/Malaysia: http://mypage.bluewin.ch/lbugnion
Support children in Calcutta: http://www.calcutta-espoir.ch
Oct 16 '06 #9
You probably made errors writing your page. IE is known for allowing (and
forgiving) non-standard coding, CSS or script. It's always best to code
for a standard compliant browser like Mozilla, and then to check the page
on IE.
I followed Mark's advice and tested it under http://validator.w3.org/, which
stated the page was compliant! That's when I though the issue was with
Safari!

Anyway, I accept what you say that IE is known for allowing (and forgiving)
non-standard coding, CSS or scripting terms of errors, whereas Safari,
FireFox, Netscape and Opera are not! I will get my hands on Mozilla test my
web page from now on.

thanks

"Laurent Bugnion" <ga*********@bl uewin.chwrote in message
news:uD******** ******@TK2MSFTN GP05.phx.gbl...
Hi,

Edward wrote:
>>What do you want me to do - send you screenshots of your page running
under the various Mac browsers...?
yes! I would love to see my page looking correctly under Safari! Can I
ask you if you could please send me a screen print of it?

Where did you read that your page is working correctly under Safari? Mark
only said it "displays EXACTLY THE SAME on Safari,
FireFox, Netscape and Opera" on his mac. He didn't say it was "correctly
displayed".

I think you're both talking about different things ;-)

You probably made errors writing your page. IE is known for allowing (and
forgiving) non-standard coding, CSS or script. It's always best to code
for a standard compliant browser like Mozilla, and then to check the page
on IE.

HTH,
Laurent
--
Laurent Bugnion, GalaSoft
Software engineering: http://www.galasoft-LB.ch
Private/Malaysia: http://mypage.bluewin.ch/lbugnion
Support children in Calcutta: http://www.calcutta-espoir.ch

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