Browser compatibility

Author: Razvan MIHAIU
razvan_rem@rem_mihaiu.name (please remove '_rem' and 'rem_')
From: www.mihaiu.name



This site has been tested with the following browsers:
Windows 2000 / XP
  Browser name   Problem description
FireFox 1.0 no problems were found
FireFox 0.9.2 no problems were found
Internet Explorer 6.0 no problems were found
Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1 & SP 2 Some strange errors occur when attempting to visit my web site with Internet Explorer 6.0 when Service Pack 1 or 2 is installed. The encountered problem manifests itself randomly and it seems to affect a small number of IE users. Specifically, when attempting to visit my web site by typing the URL "www.mihaiu.name" Internet Explorer might prompt you to download an unknown file type. You can take a look at this error as it appears on my laptop. The workaround for this bug is to modify the URL so that the file "index.html" is requested:

www.mihaiu.name/index.html

To be more clear: if you have this problem then instead of typing "www.mihaiu.name" you must type "www.mihaiu.name/index.html". This problem tends to "cure" itself in time because when my web site is in your broswer's cache the problem does not appear. The website will be in your browser's cache after your first visit. Normally, you should have no problem after your first visit on my web site.

Another problem with Internet Explorer 6 (with SP1 or SP2) is that the content of some random HTML file might get scrambled. If this is happening to you, just reload the page several times.

Observation:
All the files in this web site are purely HTML with some JavaScript. There is no active content on this website besides JavaScript. I might add some Java applets in the future, but as it stands today there are no Java applets here or ActiveX controls or whatever. My point is that there is no unknown (or dangerous) file type on this web site.
Netscape 6.22 no problems were found
Netscape 7.02 no problems were found
Opera 7.20 The following problems could not be removed:
  1. the general layout is incorrect;
  2. the text from the list of articles can be selected; this should not happen as the table select/deselect actions will be less realistic.
  3. the tips from the upper menu do not appear to work. This is another inconsistency in Opera because the rest of the tips are working as expected.
Opera 7.54 The following problems could not be removed:
  1. the general layout is incorrect;
  2. the text from the list of articles can be selected; this should not happen as the table select/deselect actions will be less realistic.
Suse Linux 9.1, KDE 3.2.1, kernel 2.6.4-54.5-default
  Browser name   Problem description
Mozilla 1.6 no problems where found.
Netscape 6.2.3 The following problems where reported:
  1. slower that Mozilla 1.0 or Opera 7.11;
  2. it presents a nasty IFRAME bug: the information that it is displayed in an iframe has a certain maximum random length. After that the HTML from an iframe is not displayed at all. Practically that means that you are not able to finish reading a big article like "Intel's tricks". Workaround: see the [printer friendly version]. This works because in the printer friendly version the iframe tag is not used.
Konqueror 3.2.1 Only one minor problem with the Tigra scroller: when the mouse will go over the scroller it will freeze. It seems that Konqueror does not send the MouseOut message. Other than that the site is fully functional. I have tested in the past my site with Konqueror 3.0.1 and there were all sort of problems. I must congratulate the Konqueror team for their results !
Lynx 2.8.4 rel 1 no problems where found; the site is fully browsable with a text-only user-agent!!!
Lynx 2.8.5 rel.1 Other information about the tested version of Lynx:
Lynx release date: 04 Feb 2004
libwww-FM 2.14, SSL-MM 1.4.1, OpenSSL 0.9.7d
Built on linux Apr 6 2004 02:35:39
Lynx reports some HTML error but other than that everything is OK !


Note:
For graphical browsers a resolution of at least 1024 x 768 is strongly recommended.

Note:
Because the Javascript implementations used in browsers before Internet Explorer ver. 5.0 are very specific to each browser, this site does not supports them.

Note:
All the e-mail addresses displayed in this site are GIFs (pictures) instead of text. You will not be able to automatically send e-mails by clicking on correponding e-mail links because this functionality is disabled. I am apologizing to all my viewers but this is the only practical solution against the increasing waves of spam.




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