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this is the third time I have tried this and if this doesn't work.....

This is what chat looks like in safari and firefox

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This is what chat looks like in netscape and opera

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Hmmm...

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Ralph,

I am having difficulty posting replies and starting new threads with my mac. I am using Safari 3.0.4. Not sure if that means anything. I had to reply to your message to get the word out. 
edit - I took out the stuff about the videos and posted that where I wanted, on the public forum.  


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Dwight,

Thanks! I was unable to preview and see that those didn't work.

Any ideas as to why I am having problems with starting a new thread?

I can do the quick reply, but that's not too good for the long haul.
 

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You will have to forgive the speed of reply -I am having to use firefox to post this....

If you have studied the entry above then the standard Apple browser Safari makes the chat entry return (what my font index tells me) is "latin capital S with dot above and below" UNICODE 1e69  Ṩ , followed by another (I have yet to identify) -but returns $ & (UNICODE 0024 and 0026) when passed to the server. The result is of course 404...

Ok -so far only Safari does this. But there are other browsers based on the open source that Safari uses -I will go and investigate!

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Ok,

I have now tested it with Camillo and Shiira.

The same problem is found on Shiira.

Both Shiira and Safari use the same COCOA source code...

I can only recommend that Apple users avoid both Shiira and Safari when using the current version of the forumn program. I did try and parse a literal to the line in chat when I was using Shiira and had to "Force Quit" Shiira....

Browsers that work are:

Netscape
Firefox
Opera
Camillo

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Ralph,

What version of Safari are you using?  What's the latest?
 

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Sorry for the delay in getting back to you Shad! (But Legal Briefing meetings take time)...

The version of Safari that I am using is 3.0.2 -(which I believe to be the current release). My OS is 10.4.11

The same effect shows with Matthews' iMac G3 running Safari 1.3.2 on OS 10.3.9 I have not tried any other browsers on his -as it is almost surgically attached to him....

I admit to not having tried Safari for Windows, being a commited UNIX user. Nor have I tried any X11 browsers while running X11 on my Apples -either at work or home.

I am typing and entering this using Firefox, as Safari refuses to co-operate with the submit button.  As stated above, the quick reply function works perfectly in Safari -while the large reply text editor section does not....
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Ralph and Shad,

I think the latest version of Safari is 3.0.4, which is what I am using at home.  At work (this post) I have a PC. 

Shad, I'll echo Ralph's experience.  I was able to quick reply, but was unable to use the Submit button when either doing a long reply or starting a new thread.  

I was able to start a thread and do long replies on the aisto BBB forum. I know that's a different forum and different software, so I don't know it that helps.  I did not have any problems with the old mylargescale.com site.  

Ralph - what browser has worked the best for you?  I think we are using very similar versions of the Mac operating system. I'm not looking at it right now, but I do recall it is one of the later versions.  

Mark

PS - I have to say that owning a Mac is like owning a Volkswagen : you find out way more about how they work than you ever really wanted...
 

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Mark,

Currently I am entering this using Camillo... The Safari versions for US systems are always at a higher release than those for International usage (note Union Jack on screen shots).

Of all of them I find Safari to be the best.
Opera comes a close second.
Shiira and Netscape are about equal third.
Firefox and Camillo are equal last.

Possibly I could tune Shiira to be as good as Safari, but the programmers release notes -are all in Japanese...

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Recently I have been using Firefox 3.0b2 (yes a beta and not the most reliable one they've released) and Safari 3.0.4.  Some problems I noticed with Firefox were also problems in prior versions. I have noticed fewer problems with Safari, but I am a diehard about Firefox. The persistence of the problems in the next relese may change.

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