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Postby davefrombc » Jul 23, 2012 9:37 pm

Rather than continue to discuss Safari in an unrelated thread , I thought by making one just for Safari might help.
Marc, are you able to post using Safari on those istuff, or just read the forum? I can't help with any suggestions .. I don't have any istuff, and frankly , I am not an Apple fan .
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Re: Safari and the forum

Postby kelly_m » Jul 23, 2012 9:43 pm

I have an old Macbook that uses safari...I don't have a problem on those, but like Kat says can't use my iPod....l
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Re: Safari and the forum

Postby Dumbo » Jul 23, 2012 11:07 pm

I can post with Safari. Matter of fact I was on safari with the kids ipod, as I stated, when I posted. The admin can confirm this via the logs (user agent etc).

No issue at all, aside from normal slowness due to the site not being optimized for mobile browsers. This is in Beta still (mobile phBB for this forum) from what I can make out from phBB developer site.

Also, I see no standing issues with phBB and the ipod or ipad on the phBB site, aside from some minor stuff.

Kat and BBQ should double check that they have the latest version of everything or their settings at default type thing.

Works for me.
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Re: Safari and the forum

Postby davefrombc » Jul 23, 2012 11:19 pm

OK.. They have something to work on .. maybe compare versions and settings so they may be able to make them work.. I wonder if something as simple as clearing cache in them would make a difference ( if indeed there is a manual cache clearing routine in their browsers .. I know mobile browsers are a simplified and limited subset of the main ones for PCs and Macs
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Re: Safari and the forum

Postby Dumbo » Jul 23, 2012 11:45 pm

Like I said in the other topic, people in this situation can download and install either the Opera or the Chrome web-browsers on their ipad or ipod. Should work.

And yes they can clear cache, cookies, history etc. They should clear everything then check for updates.

Or they can maybe try this to see if it helps:

Open Safari settings and set debug to on:
Settings-> Safari(Scroll Down)-> Developer-> Debug Console = On
(or similar found under settings)

EDIT:
How to clear the cache on an iphone/ipod/ipad:
https://support.apple.com/kb/TA38615?viewlocale=en_US
or
http://www.wikihow.com/Clear-Your-Brows ... -an-iPhone
or
http://kb.iu.edu/data/ahic.html#mobilesafari
or
http://support.onswipe.com/customer/por ... fari-cache
or
http://browsers.about.com/od/howtousemo ... -cache.htm

....http://lmgtfy.com/

EDIT 2:
iPhone, iPad, iPod: How to find the software version
https://support.apple.com/kb/HT2188

How To Check Safari's Version Number
http://browsers.about.com/od/safar1/ht/ ... ersion.htm

iOS: How to update your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
https://support.apple.com/kb/HT4623

If you are using iTunes, make sure you have the latest version before doing updates. https://www.apple.com/itunes/download/

Ipod/ipad users will/may have to pay for updates. Otherwise live with the issue I guess.

It is not a forum problem.
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Re: Safari and the forum

Postby Dumbo » Jul 24, 2012 2:40 am

davefrombc wrote:OK.. They have something to work on .. maybe compare versions and settings so they may be able to make them work..

This could very well be an OS problem. Keep in mind older versions didn't have or run java and other things, including... get this.. support for RTF.

Devices will have to be updated.

EDIT:
Matter of fact, I think I would edit the topic to: ipod/ipad and the forum. Safari works fine.

Edit 2:
In addition to this, Steve Jobs was quoted as saying, "Java's not worth building in. Nobody uses Java anymore. It's this big heavyweight ball and chain."

heh

So they excluded Java from early versions of iOS.

This forum, as with many types of forum/site software, requires java to be running and working in order to upload pictures (doesn't require it to post). So in Kat's case, if she has some flunky pre-java OS on her ipad, it just won't work with this forum. This is solely an apple issue. Not a forum issue. Not a browser issue, per se. But, rather an iOS issue.

Update, update, update.

As a test, turn off Java and try to upload a picture. It will upload.
Now try to "place the image in-line". Work? Nope. Java related, which some iOS versions lacked.

People paid a lot of money for a loser OS.

Obviously this isn't the only potential issue since java isn't required to post. But goes to show that an old version won't work as you expect anyhow.

Update, update, update.
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Re: Safari and the forum

Postby davefrombc » Jul 24, 2012 3:14 am

Mods can change it .. I can't.. Would likely be a better header.
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Re: Safari and the forum

Postby Dumbo » Jul 24, 2012 6:23 am

What's weird is that BBQ's Imac won't even allow her to post.

I'd be curious as to what happens that prevents her from posting.

No one seemed to have clarified the real issue aside from "Can only read, Can't post".

Have they cleared the cache?

Can she log in at all?

What happens when she hits the login link? Or the "reply to post" link? Are they presented with the login screen?

No one seems to mention anything aside from "can't post". heh

Also, on OS-X, after apple did some updates back a few months ago, their update disabled java. Has BBQ since re-enabled it? Has she updated her operating system? Does she see anything on the iMac (OS-X) safari browser that says something like, "Inactive Plug-in"?

But I don't think this should prevent someone from posting. At least, not that I know of. But never know...

EDIT:
A Java Applet test can be found here:
http://www.java.com/en/download/help/testvm.xml

If you Java is enabled and working, it will report it as such.

EDIT 2:
Oops didn't give a link for clearing the cache for OSX
http://www.techbeast.net/2011/07/24/osx ... ur-caches/
Follow all. Then reboot the Mac

Also:
Safari->Preferences...->Security->"Show Cookies"->"Remove All"

Then do

History->"Clear History"

Reboot Safari


Alternatively you can download onyX for mac and it will clean out a bunch of crap for you http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/11582/onyx, but you will have to delete cookies and history manually in safari as shown above.
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Re: Safari and the forum

Postby Katherine » Jul 24, 2012 1:17 pm

Hi you guys. I have an ipad with an upgrade to the most recent operating system. I cant tell you much more than the fact that my daughter cleared the 1 year old machine off and installed the newest operating system a month ago. It has Safari. I can access the CG web site on the ipad, but when I try to log in, it accepts my log in, thinks about it for a sec, then puts up the same blank log in screen with the blank spot for my user name, and blank spot for my passcode. I can do this over and over again, its Pavlovian. I start to regret yet again my polysyllabic name and rediculous passcode. Then I give up and save up what I have to say or post till i can get on my work PC or my Dell Portable. my Apple ipad is fun, and I can log onto to other sites and communicate, but its very exclusive who it will let me talk to. Apparently Canadian Gardening site is too something or other.

So if I dont respond its not that I dont want to, but that I cant. And as far as I am concerned, both Canadian Gardening AND Apple should get it together. I for one am tired of being made to feel like a technophogie just because I dont feel much like learning how to remove cookies, or what ever the heck Im supposed to do. A machine should work in my opinion, and not constantly be this exclusive, mysterious and sensitive piece of crap that doesnt work half the time.

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Re: Safari and the forum

Postby davefrombc » Jul 24, 2012 1:29 pm

Maybe try changing your CG password to something less like an ICBM launch code and see if that works.. It does sound like a setting or plug-in of some sort that CG is choking on .. Aren't computers and technology fun ? :lol:
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