netscape dislikes the sideblog. October 23, 2001 10:47 AM   Subscribe

the sideblog doesn't show up on netscape (more inside)
posted by rorycberger to Bugs at 10:47 AM (10 comments total)

ummm, yeah, i'm sure this has been mentioned before, but when i searched for "sideblog" in MeTa none of the posts seemed to address this issue, though i was surprised to find out that the sideblog has been around for longer than i have here, yet i just discovered it a week ago. as i do most of my websurfing on netscape, i had never seen it until i tried using opera one day, at the suggestion of a friend, and there was this whole other thing over on the side of the page. so yeah, what's the deal?
posted by rorycberger at 10:51 AM on October 23, 2001

Netscape 4? The deal is there is no CSS support in that 4 year old browser (CSS is only 5 years old now).
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:55 AM on October 23, 2001

ah, i see. i do most of my computer work on my school's computers, nearly all of which have netscape 4 as their default browser.
posted by rorycberger at 11:02 AM on October 23, 2001

oh yeah, thanks for the quick response
posted by rorycberger at 11:02 AM on October 23, 2001

the sidebar doesn't show up on IE 4(.72) either. the text ads do, though.
posted by phooey at 11:23 AM on October 23, 2001

Matt, I notice that the sideblog also does not show up in Mosaic 0.9 and Lynx. Just thought you'd want to know.
posted by fooljay at 11:28 AM on October 23, 2001

i wrote a web browser in python, but it totally does not work.
posted by moz at 11:36 AM on October 23, 2001

phooey, same thing, IE 5+ supports some CSS properties that IE 4 doesn't, so no sidebar.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:36 AM on October 23, 2001

moz, I wrote a browser in PANCAKE, but it doesn't work either. Damn fine eatin', though!
posted by starvingartist at 11:59 AM on October 23, 2001


"stupid browser, why won't my quicktime plug-ins work with it?!"


"oh for fuck's sake"

::eats browser::
posted by lotsofno at 4:30 PM on October 23, 2001

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