Browser Insanity: web browser problems, browser compatibility issues, cross browser issues, problems with browser, browser sniffer
Browser insanity is all around us. People have not started jumping out of windows about it yet, but there is definitely a lot of hair being pulled out! They say HTML5 will fix a lot of issues, but then they said that about XHTML but IE has yet to support it and other browsers barely do. They say the IE box model is wrong but others do it right, but many programmers, us included, like the IE box model much better.
Firefox inherited many browser problems from Netscape and fixed some, but we cannot applaud them for their lousy video support. We reported a bug to them a couple of months ago, but they wrote back and said we could not be experiencing what we were experiencing, so there was nothing to fix. No wonder Firefox has so many bugs! Bug reporters get called liars!
None of them deserve any credit for their memory management and cache handling. At very least they could put a button or link on the Command bar that would empty the cache and another to release memory resources. The memory that gets eaten up during flash video playing ends up making the browsers end up ridiculously slow and sluggish—they need to get together with Abobe and come up with a flash memory flushing button or link. The performance on IE degrades rapidly and mercilessly. It's almost like they are trying to get you to go away and do something else. We all have experienced these flaws and we all want buttons or links to free memory and caching, but they appear to not be concerned in the slightest—and in 2011! Perhaps they will get around to addressing these critical issues NEXT century!
Why does anyone still hang onto such dinosaurs as IE 4+ or Netscape 4+? (Since you can get the recent versions of these browsers free on the Net!)
Here's Chrome direct: Google Chrome
Here's Firefox direct: http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/
Here's IE direct: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/default.asp
What’s a decent Word-to-HTML converter? Office 2000 and later versions all suck; they have so much junk in the file after conversion it’s nothing short of a Microsoft nightmare!
Why does using the document.write method after opening a window create a decent new page in both browsers, but then in Netscape clicking a link in that new window loads the parent window into the new little window?