On NN4.6/Windows, i am unable to post a comment March 21, 2001 5:06 AM   Subscribe

On NN4.6/Windows, i am unable to post a comment (it gets eaten after hitting "preview", regardless of whether I spell check).

No big whoop though; I could always switch browsers when posting if nobody else is having this difficulty. Thanks.
posted by Avogadro to Bugs at 5:06 AM (5 comments total)

hmm. I could have sworn it worked fine in NN 4.7
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:18 AM on March 21, 2001

yep, I can post fine with NN 4.7. Maybe it's time to upgrade to NN 6.0?

I'm going to add a small on-screen message to the index page, reminding people that they aren't seeing the entire site, or the site as it was intended when they use that old browser.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:21 AM on March 21, 2001

Thanks Matt. I use 4.6 from work and I haven't permission to upgrade (though I could use IE5.0 when I want to post).
posted by Avogadro at 10:37 AM on March 21, 2001

I can kind of understand IT dept's not upgrading to NN6.0, but why not to NN4.7x?

The bizarre unpredictable functionality of the many, many NN4.x browsers is damn near impossible to code for. Sure, the DOMs similar in all of them, but NN4.3 handles text box sizes completely differently than NN4.7. It handles them like IE5.5 does, which I'm assuming is closer to spec.

I think that's what frustrates me most about designing and coding for NN4.x. I could handle it if they all behaved similarily with just some bug fixes, rather then rendering changes, but they all have a unique set of quirks that it's totally impractical to switch for. Grr.

sigh. Oh, and I'm not griping at you Avo, I understand that it's out of your hands, I'm just griping in your general vicinity, that's all. :-)
posted by cCranium at 2:13 PM on March 21, 2001

I'd switch if I had the disk space. I tried upgrading to NN6.0 and it is the slowest, buggiest, crash-every-other-time-I-look-at-a-page experience I've had. So I still run on NN 4.5 at work. Is there another browser that's A) small B) quick C) good ??
posted by norm at 8:19 AM on March 22, 2001

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