July 03, 2003

Top Ten Safari Problemos

Dave Hyatt is asking people for their top ten Safari bugs, so without further ado, here are mine (some of these aren't exactly page display, but they are darn close):

1. Copying text is broken. You're constantly getting really odd spacing and new paragraphs, etc. It should preserve the look of the page as much as possible.
2. Copy text is broken #2. Something in the way text is copied (encoding?) causes it to make Xcode screw up, because of invalid space characters or invalid tab characters. I'm not sure if it's Xcode's bug, or if it's just that most apps don't care about that.
3. Capitalizing is broken (the CSS text-transform attribute). For example, the text "Joe's" comes out as "Joe'S". Annoying, and it makes capitalize much harder to deploy in your page.
4. Scroll Views don't update their scroll bar size sometimes, so you have to drag it to make it get smaller and see more of the text in the textarea. This is particularly visible in MovableType.
5. 'small-caps' is not there yet. Minor thing, but small caps look nice.
6. Title tooltips.

I've only got 6. I guess that means 'good work Apple'.

Posted by Stevos at July 3, 2003 07:47 PM | TrackBack

The bug for copying text (#1 above) is that non-text controls such as popups and scripts are copied with all their options as text into the pasteboard. They should be skipped instead - because they are not text. I sent a report about this to Apple with the bug reporter last month.

·July 4, 2003 07:13 AM · comment by Hugo Diaz   -   ∞

This site doesn't validate as XHTML 1.0 Transitional because the favicon tag isn't closed.

Also, given that the site has an XHTML 1.0 Transitional DOCTYPE, why has it got an XHTML 1.1 logo on the left-hand side?

Sorry, I'm just a web standards fanatic (which is why I think the lack of support for the accesskey attribute in Safari is lamentable, as is the inability to tab through form controls (which also seems to be in stark contrast to the Full Keyboard Access provided in the rest of the operating system!); the fact that Safari can't AutoFill drop-down menus is also rather unhelpful).

·July 4, 2003 07:11 PM · comment by Kenneth MacArthur   -   ∞

1. Automatic proxy support. In an academic environment, this is essential.

·July 7, 2003 12:02 PM · comment by Espumoso   -   ∞

Safari has been working fine for me for months, until the past couple days. Now, Safari hangs while loading various web pages. I deleted Safari, reinstalled. Same problem. Any ideas?

·August 4, 2003 04:43 PM · comment by LH   -   ∞
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