Flogging a dead horse January 22, 2008 5:26 PM   Subscribe

Safari and the html widgets...A silly technical question re:User Agents

So, if by simply changing my Safari User Agent setting to identify as Windows IE 6, I can actually see and use the html widgets in the edit post field...What's keeping the widgets from appearing and working in Safari proper? Obviously, they work just fine in Safari...even my old-as-the-hills version.
Not that I would ever use the widgets myself, of course...I roll my own, thankyouverymuch *harrumph, harrumph*
posted by Thorzdad to MetaFilter-Related at 5:26 PM (8 comments total)

The buttons do work just fine in Safari 3.x.
posted by birdherder at 5:34 PM on January 22, 2008

The buttons should show up in Safari 3. If you're using an older version of Safari, the link button will not work, so I don't show it to older Safari users.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 5:37 PM on January 22, 2008

You can download Safari 3 here. It works in 10.4 and 10.5.
posted by doctor_negative at 6:28 PM on January 22, 2008

Matt...I'm using an older version of Safari (1.3.2) and the link button does work. I can click the link button, I get the popup to add the link and it places it in the field. All that's left to do is add any text one might want to associate with the link. Can I assume that there's something else that's supposed to happen? Another popup for the associated text?
posted by Thorzdad at 4:19 AM on January 23, 2008

I've been missing some of the HTML widgets in Firefox 3 lately, but since I'm not Das Noob, I haven't thought to bring it up.
posted by Plutor at 5:18 AM on January 23, 2008

So, there are more widgets besides bold, italic and link?
posted by Memo at 5:29 AM on January 23, 2008

Another popup for the associated text?

No. At least I don't think so, I've always just had to type the link-text myself.
posted by DMan at 1:53 PM on January 23, 2008

I think HTML proficiency should be a requirement for posting HTML. Get rid of the buttons.

In other news, "proficiency" violates the i-before-e-except-after-c rule... never noticed that before.
posted by jeffamaphone at 5:30 PM on January 26, 2008

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