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    Mac IE 5.2 crashes on this page...

    Hi,

    I've spent quite a while getting this layout right - http://www.stonemartin.co.uk/dev/hom...t/dhtest3.html - it works in IE6 (windows), Firefox (Mac and PC) and Safari. The code validates for HTML and CSS - but when I try it on IE 5.2 under mac OSX the application hangs. Any ideas?

    Many thanks
    Lar

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    IE for the Mac has not been updated for (I believe) a couple years now and won't be again. My guess is, if it's not the Flash, it's the CSS. Some of the newer tags in CSS are not supported very well in IE for the Mac. My guess is that there is an incompatibility with one (or more) of the tags that is causing it to hang. However, I didn't look through every bit of code so it could be something else, but from the look of how much CSS you have in there, I'm guessing that is the case.
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    That's what I figured, but I just don't know what kind of css is likely to break in IE5.2 on Mac. I've used a couple of hacks in the css, but removing those has no effect on the problem!

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    Don't bothe supporting IE5 Mac, Mac people are smarter, as a rule, than PC people, so they will be more likely to use Safari. IE isn't included on new Macs.

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    I've found the same on my CCS website www.linthwaite.com and to be honest I don't think I'll bother too much.

    Does anyone know what the percentage of Mac IE users is nowadays? Less than 1%.

    Maybe a prompt would be good to tell the Mac IE user to switch to either safari or even better: FF! Safari shows a remarkable colour difference on my site which FF seems to handle fine. Any ideas on how to do a prompt like that?

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    FYI
    I actually managed to solve this issue for my page by adding a blank div below the floated divs with a 'clear: both' rule.

    Check out the final (working in IE5 Mac) page here: http://sm.valeit.com

    Hope this helps out some people
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkdigital
    Does anyone know what the percentage of Mac IE users is nowadays? Less than 1%.
    Well it's hard to say what exact percentages are Mac IE users. According to W3Schools, 3% of users are on a Mac and 2.8% of users are on IE 5 ... how those numbers coincide is hard to say. If you find out how many are still on OS 9, you'll get an idea too because Safari requires OS X ... though there are OS 9 users on Netscape, Fireforx, etc.

    So, the short answer is ... no, I don't know.
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    Thanks for trying anyway...

    BTW: like your client manager idea! Might look into it a bit further.

    Konrad


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