Java Problems with Safari

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bursty, Nov 23, 2005.

  1. bursty macrumors 6502a

    bursty

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    Hey all,
    I've finally convinced my dad to make the big switch from M$ to Apple for his office computers but we ran into a problem when he was using my Powerbook. He is a financial consultant and there is one website he deals with everyday to view all his clients accounts that gives an error message on my PB. Here is what the message says:

    I also tried it on my MacMini, and with Internet Explorer and Mozilla to to avail. However, it works perfectly on his Dell Laptop. Any ideas or Java updates I should know about? Software Update says I'm completely up to date with everything. Any help would be appreciated, he's close to buying a bunch of new iMacs for the office, but theres no point if he cant get to his main website! :eek:
     
  2. jeremy.king macrumors 603

    jeremy.king

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    The website programmers that designed the site do a check what platform the user is running and throwing out the message to mac users. Won't matter what browser you use. It has nothing to do with the version of Java he is using, just lazy web developers.

    Of course you could try using the debug menu in Safari to try to fake it as a different user-agent.

    http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20030110063041629

    You should also let him know he needs better web developers who should consider that not all internet users are on Windows machines...
     
  3. bursty thread starter macrumors 6502a

    bursty

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    Thanks for that debug tip! The User Agent trick finally allowed me to login without giving me an error message, but the Java part of the site still wont load. Here is a screenshot of the Java Console Log.
     

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  4. jeremy.king macrumors 603

    jeremy.king

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    Its javascript, not Java - they are not related. If the developers are using IE specific functions you are out of luck...Based on the first error message, looks like they have some syntax errors, but relying on browsers for a decent error message is hit or miss...
     

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