Known Issues with certain websites and Safari???

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Sparky's, May 15, 2004.

  1. Sparky's macrumors 6502a


    Feb 11, 2004
    I remember the Thread "Safari hates FedEx" and have seen other comments about certain sites that cause a sudden "unexpectedly quit" error with Safari. I just tried to go to Home Deopt to search for a water heater for a friend, and about 20 seconds after the page loaded I got the message. I tried re-booting, re-starting, making sure all other apps were off, dumping prefs, clearing the cache, and anything else I could think of and only come to the conclusion that it's a problem that exists with certain sites.
    Who out there knows what type of web code or web casting software may be just unique enough to cause these kinds of problems?
    FedEx resolved their issue but I have run across more sites that cause not only Safari but I feel Mac browsers to crash. Is this a direct attempt to bias the web so only PC users can use it? (OK far fetched, but it seems that way)
    Since I refuse to go to Home Depot anyway my problem is solved, I can log into Lowes and browse at will with no problems. :D

    After seeing the other thread on "alternativebrowsers" I think I'll try FireFox, Camino, and OmniWeb, and see if they offer a better solution.
    Thanks Forum, Sparky
  2. Riot_Mac macrumors regular

    Nov 3, 2003
    I cant download attachments in hotmail when using safari... i just forward them to my other email addy and get them that way. a bit of a pain but not too bad. thats really the only problem i have but yeah safari quits every once and a great while. btw i am typing on my new apple wireless keyboard!
  3. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Businesses like Home Depot (and TV Guide, whose site doesn't work for me in Safari (and yes, I have reported it)) have three competing goals:

    1. Support all web site visitors.

    2. Have an attractive web site.

    3. Save money.

    Goal #2 leads them to use extensive scripting, plug-ins, and other potentially tricky designs, where browser bugs are likely to show up and nonadherence to standards can wreak havoc.

    Unfortunately, goal #3 leads many companies to take the shortest path by coding for I.E. on Windows, ignoring standards, and doing insufficient testing with other platforms and browsers. So goal #1 suffers, until we outraged Mac users rise in unison to complain.

    Not a conspiracy, just commercial facts of life.

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