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dough333
11-23-02, 05:57 PM
Not sure if this is the correct forum for this. Move the post if necessary.

Just thought I'd check to see if it was me or not. For the last week or two, I have been unable to use the Netscape browser to look at the site. Apparently there has been some sort of a formatting change that hangs the browser. I have tried this with from multiple machines so I know it's not just an isolated problem.

It might have been nice for someone to say "hey, we're about to make a change that will screw all of you on Netscape" instead of letting us find out the hard way.

Still like the site but now have to open IE just to look at it. Not smart thinking from a coding perspective.

dough333
11-23-02, 05:59 PM
I posted this by mistake in the DVDTalk forum first. My apologies.

Just thought I'd check to see if it was me or not. For the last week or two, I have been unable to use the Netscape browser to look at the site. Apparently there has been some sort of a formatting change that hangs the browser. I have tried this with from multiple machines so I know it's not just an isolated problem.

It might have been nice for someone to say "hey, we're about to make a change that will screw all of you on Netscape" instead of letting us find out the hard way.

Still like the site but now have to open IE just to look at it. Not smart thinking from a coding perspective.

The Bus
11-23-02, 06:12 PM
Which version(s) of Netscape? Have you tried Mozilla?

Netscape's coders making Netscape was not smart thinking. That program has been over-bloated for the past 5 years.

Breakfast with Girls
11-23-02, 06:27 PM
All-together, a little less than 4% of users use some version of Netscape or Mozilla.

Roughly 95% use Internet Explorer 5 or 6.

Which one should web designers worry about again? The aging Netscape 4.x which has a hell of a lot of rendering problems, or Internet Explorer? Netscape 6 and 7 generally displays pages the same as IE does.

btornado
11-23-02, 06:48 PM
I use Phoenix as my web browser, which is based off of Mozilla code, from which Netscape is based off of, and the site loads fine.

benedict
11-23-02, 06:52 PM
<small>Originally posted by dough333
It might have been nice for someone to say "hey, we're about to make a change that will screw all of you on Netscape" instead of letting us find out the hard way. </small>I have no inside knowledge but I suspect that this is the first anyone connected with the site will have heard about the possible incompatability: I can't really see Geoff <i>deliberately</i> making the place inaccessible.... why would he?

JoeyOhhhh
11-23-02, 06:57 PM
Back a few weeks my IE was messed up and had to use Netscape. The site was a little quirky (like edit and quote were missing on some posts) but it did load up.

GeoffK
11-23-02, 07:04 PM
Yeah and we're working to exclude all macs while we're at it...

Come on. If there's a browser issue post the specs, what your os, your browser version and what the exact problem is and we'll look in to it.

I know we added a new javascript search box on the site and there may be issue with that and netscape that we aren't aware of.

The Antipodean
11-23-02, 07:32 PM
Works fine on Netscape 6 for me.

Crizzar
11-23-02, 07:43 PM
complaining about Netscape 4.7 not working is like complaining that DVD's won't play in your 8-track player :D

Time to upgrade ;)

Cornholio
11-23-02, 07:45 PM
works fine for me on my netscape

Josh H
11-23-02, 07:49 PM
It's probably just a netscape glitch, given how crappy their browser is now.

TheMadMonk
11-23-02, 07:52 PM
Where does he say he uses an old version of Netscape?

Anyway, I use Mozilla and it works fine.

LurkerDan
11-23-02, 07:58 PM
Originally posted by gkleinman
Yeah and we're working to exclude all macs while we're at it...:up: It's about darn time! :lol:

X
11-23-02, 08:13 PM
I just brought this page up and typed this response using Netscape 4.78.

X
11-23-02, 08:14 PM
Actually, it seems to be running better than the last time I used Netscape here.

Pages used to take forever to load and my CPU would be pegged at 100%. It still pegs for a moment, but the response is pretty snappy!

Avid
11-23-02, 08:20 PM
I never wanted too, but I finally gave up on Netscape. Using Netscape was slow on most sites (including this one) and this one board I liked to surf couldn't handle Netscape at all. Too bad really.

The Antipodean
11-23-02, 08:23 PM
Why is this posted here and in the main forum?

X
11-23-02, 08:27 PM
Originally posted by Sierra Disc
Why is this posted here and in the main forum? It isn't anymore.

AndyCapps
11-23-02, 08:34 PM
Site looks fine in Lynx and Mosaic.

Josh H
11-23-02, 10:26 PM
Originally posted by Avid
I never wanted too, but I finally gave up on Netscape.

Same here, though it's been a couple years for me. I hate MS and used Netscape to spite them, but it just got too far behind IE.

porieux
11-24-02, 01:12 AM
Working great with Mozilla.

And, while IE may have surpassed the original Netscape browser, Mozilla has leapfrogged IE. You should give it a try, you may be very surprised. Tabbed browsing rocks!

The Cow
11-24-02, 01:15 PM
I usually use IE, but this post is coming from Netscape 6.1 running on XP...

dough333, you need to post specifics if you have a problem...

mikehunt
11-24-02, 05:21 PM
I used netscape for a long time, then I did a windows update
after that netscape became very crash prone at random times
coincidence? I doubt it considering the only software change for over a month was the windows update
I still use it for my email and news groups though, and for some sites that always make IE go not responding
haven't tried dvdtalk with netscape in a while

dough333
11-24-02, 08:15 PM
I'm using Netscape communicator 4.75 since the "new and improved" look of version 6 is a bunch of crap.

Windows 2000 professional

GeoffK
11-24-02, 08:35 PM
Looks like they're up to version 7 now:
http://channels.netscape.com/ns/browsers/download.jsp

Also there's Mozilla:
http://www.mozilla.org/

I'd strongly recommend you test out a more recent version of Netscape at least Netscape 5

Beaver
11-25-02, 03:52 PM
Originally posted by gkleinman
Looks like they're up to version 7 now:
http://channels.netscape.com/ns/browsers/download.jsp

Also there's Mozilla:
http://www.mozilla.org/

I'd strongly recommend you test out a more recent version of Netscape at least Netscape 5

FYI, there is no netscape 5. They went from 4.xx to 6 to keep up with IE numbering.

Mozilla works fine here.

SunMonkey
11-27-02, 10:09 PM
I use both 4.78 and 7.0 w/ Win XP, and neither ever have a problem on this site.

I agree about the Tab browsing. Pretty cool. The intergrated AIM is handy, too. I wish they would have left the bookmarking system the same as in 4.78, though.

Dead
11-27-02, 11:30 PM
Though the main DVD Talk page looks odd at the top, Netscape 4.7 seems to otherwise be working fine for me.