Website that crashes Safari every time

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  1. motulist macrumors 68040

    motulist

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    There are some sites that crash Safari every time, does anyone know what the deal is? OS 10.3.9


    :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

    *WARNING: DO NOT CLICK LINK IN SAFARI*

    http://www.asciimaps.com/

    :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
     
  2. Texas04 macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm... well... looks to just be a bug... but safari is known to do this with certain websites... report it to apple and hope they fix it... :rolleyes: :eek:
     
  3. BurtonCCC macrumors 65816

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    There are some people's MySpaces that my Safari just freezes on. I think MySpace is different though because so many people think they know how to code and then they write faulty HTML.

    Daniel.
     
  4. Eniregnat macrumors 68000

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    "Sorry, neither Google Maps nor ASCII Maps is compatible with your browser"

    This pop up showed up when I used OmniWeb.

    To help fix this problem email asciimaps@poly9.com.
     
  5. motulist thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Any web browser worth its salt (or any program at all for that matter) should be totally fault tolerant so that if it encounters bad data it deals with it gracefully. You can't blame the html writers for safari crashing, safari gets 100% of the blame.
     
  6. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    I am so tempted to click the link...... :eek: :)


    Putting up those warning signs just makes me want to see what happens. ;) :D
     
  7. cantthinkofone macrumors 65816

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    i have the same problem there.

    does any one else have problems with newegg.com? i always get the spinning beach ball on there. but if i switch over to firefox it runs just fine.
     
  8. Texas04 macrumors 6502a

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    Said straight from somone who has witnessed the beauty of OS X :D. And I have to say you are very correct, however certain faulty code can lead to a crash, its much like a malicious code, somthing written to crash a program. I dont think that the websites have made this intentionally, but the way its written does cause this... :( .
     
  9. motulist thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Well as long as you don't have anything open in safari that you mind having to reopen, then you can *probably* click it with no problem other than Safari "unexpectedly" quitting on you.
     
  10. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    What the heck, I am clicking on it just to see what happens. :eek: :)
     
  11. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Well, Safari crashed. :eek:
     
  12. motulist thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I'm SHOCKED!!! ;)
     
  13. MacAficionado macrumors 6502

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    No issues with Camino:D

    I'm not sure it is supposed to display like that, but the satellite image is fine.
     
  14. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Works (no crash) in WebKit.

    So... it'll work in the next released version of Safari.

    By the way, WebKit is coolness. I recommend checking out its growing SVG capabilities....
     
  15. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    I know...but I just had to try my luck. :eek: The page did load ~95% of the way before crashing though. :)
     
  16. Eniregnat macrumors 68000

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    You bloated sack of protoplasum,

    I am a bloated sack of protoplasm. Crashed me outright.

    Like any of us could have held out!
     
  17. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    You guys have got to try the nightly WebKit builds... download, drag to Applications, keep it on your dock next to Safari. Works pretty stably most of the time, looks exactly like Safari (even calls itself Safari), nice new features. And the price is right...

    *** steps off soapbox ***
     
  18. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Glad to hear that I am not the only one that could not resist clicking on that fatal link. ;) :)
     
  19. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I changed the thread title to remove the last part of it - because it implied that even clicking to view the thread would crash Safari. Just wanted more people to see your wonderful find. ;)
     
  20. motulist thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Good call. Crashing your browser is an opportunity that should be open to everyone! ;)
     
  21. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Good idea jsw, no one should be scared off from just viewing the thread. :)

    Indeed! :D ;) :)
     
  22. BurtonCCC macrumors 65816

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    Firefox has done the same thing to me though. :confused:

    I could've sworn Firefox is supposed to be one of the best browsers for any OS. I could be wrong, but this day has been getting better for me, so I'm thinking right. :p

    Daniel.
     
  23. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    I just tried and got a message saying that it crashes Safari and telling me to get Firefox and giving me an e-mail address for them.

    I take it this a change since the original post?

    Edit: Tried it with Safari identifying itself as IE, and that crashed it. At least they're intercepting Safari users now...as long as you identify yourself as one.
     
  24. motulist thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yup, they apparently acted very quickly. I just clicked the link and it went to that message page instead of crashing safari. So to everyone listening:


    ***********************************************

    ALL CLEAR - YOU MAY NOW CLICK ON THE LINK SAFELY :)

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    The site still doesn't work mind you, but the web masters at least redirect you from a page that will crash.
     

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