MeFiJobs map kills Safari March 10, 2008 1:57 PM   Subscribe

Just an FYI...Due to changes made over at GoogleMaps, the map on MeFiJobs now crashes older versions of Safari.

Google changed something with Maps about two weeks ago, making it violently incompatible with Safari 1.3.2. Not sure about early Tiger versions.

That's all.
posted by Thorzdad to MetaFilter-Related at 1:57 PM (17 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Yeah, Safari below version 3 is really buggy now, all around on any site doing javascript stuff. Not much we can do on our end.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 1:59 PM on March 10, 2008


Also, I'd like to complain that there are never any jobs posted anywhere near me. The closest current one is 335 miles away, which is a helluva daily commute.
posted by item at 2:09 PM on March 10, 2008


"Also, I'd like to complain that there are never any jobs posted anywhere near me. The closest current one is 335 miles away, which is a helluva daily commute."

It's your future ... I see a cab ride. Move out of the sticks, gentlemen.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 2:14 PM on March 10, 2008 [2 favorites]


I happen to live in one of the largest metropolitan areas in the country, Mr. Utah.
posted by item at 2:20 PM on March 10, 2008


Stickston has lousy public transportation, though.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:23 PM on March 10, 2008


Yeah, Safari below version 3 is really buggy now, all around on any site doing javascript stuff. Not much we can do on our end.

I'd sure like to know what sort of stuff sites are doing now that is making Safari die. Javascript, per-se, has never really given Safari problems, in my experience. Some new gee-whiz-cool implementation?
I note, too, that GoogleVideo doesn't work in old Safari.
posted by Thorzdad at 2:23 PM on March 10, 2008


I think it's that the Safari team kind of abandoned the 1.x version -- fixes have been made to OS 10.4 that broke old Safari on a lot of sites with embedded javascript. I guess they want everyone to upgrade to a newer safari.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 2:36 PM on March 10, 2008


item: Also, I'd like to complain that there are never any jobs posted anywhere near me. The closest current one is 335 miles away, which is a helluva daily commute.

5,116 miles for me. I'm still calculating how many days I would spend commuting monthly.
posted by Memo at 2:40 PM on March 10, 2008


Wait, the Jobs map actually works with Safari 3? 'cos I'm using Safari 3.0.4 and all I ever see is "Loading Map" (on both 10.4.11 PPC and 10.5.2 Intel). I don't really mind since (oddly) Portland doesn't seem to use MeFi Jobs, but is it working for other people?
posted by mumkin at 2:54 PM on March 10, 2008


"I happen to live in one of the largest metropolitan areas in the country, Mr. Utah."

My condolences.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 2:55 PM on March 10, 2008


Posted to Jobs:
Seeking: Compulsive Metafilter reader.
Location: Teh internets
Compensation: Your wildest dreams fulfilled.*

*YMMV
posted by misha at 3:50 PM on March 10, 2008


seconding mumkin. I haven't seen a map since I updated to Leopard.
posted by seanyboy at 3:51 PM on March 10, 2008


Steve Jobs doesn't give directions.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 4:55 PM on March 10, 2008


Didn't realize the map wasn't working for Safari. I reshuffled the JavaScript a little, and it looks like it's working now for me in Safari 3.0.4.
posted by pb (staff) at 5:18 PM on March 10, 2008


Hey, so it is! Thanks, pb!
posted by mumkin at 5:24 PM on March 10, 2008


Yay!
posted by seanyboy at 5:42 PM on March 10, 2008


Still crashes older versions. The problem is on Google's end. Firefox works fine, thankfully. Can't see any improvement/difference between the pre- and post-crash version of Maps, though.
posted by Thorzdad at 4:20 AM on March 11, 2008


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