Safari: Why no WYSIWYG on eBay and MSN Groups?

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  1. ipedro macrumors 68030

    ipedro

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    Why is it that Safari doesn't support What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get (WYSIWYG) editing on eBay and MSN Groups?

    This has been the main blocking point from switching my friends to OS X from Windows. Many of them use eBay and MSN Groups. When you enter a posting on the forum, on a Windows PC you see the font editor, smileys, add pictures, etc... on Safari, those options aren't available.

    The same goes with eBay. Windows users get a WYSIWYG editor to list their item while Macintosh users have to input regular text or known HTML commands

    Will this be fixed in Safari 2.0 or is there a way around this issue?

    Here's an example from a forum:

    Safari on OS X

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    IE for Windows

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  2. PalmHarborTchr macrumors member

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    Safari and the ever present problems

    I am running 10.3.9 and Safari has never been slower and the spining
    cursor is worse than even. I am making a transition to Firefox where the spinning cursor, slow loading does not take place. I have given up on
    Safari. :eek:
     
  3. ipedro thread starter macrumors 68030

    ipedro

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    ... also of notice, MSN groups doesn't allow Macs to participate in MSN Chat. Doesn't this just smell of an anti-trust lawsuit?
     
  4. ipedro thread starter macrumors 68030

    ipedro

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    Doesn't anybody else have this problem? It seems to be a Mac-wide issue.
     
  5. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, very annoying. Safari doesn't seem to support WYSIWYG editors in webpages at all :( :rolleyes:
     
  6. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Have you tried using FireFox?
     

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