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Topic # 31554 22-Mar-2009 07:06
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http://www.geekzone.co.nz/manhinli/6355

about 10 times in a row and has never managed to open. didnt manage to use compatibility mode as the button wasnt there ... hmmm?

also emoticons don't work in ie8 despite compatibility mode.




Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.


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  Reply # 202561 22-Mar-2009 08:22
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It does't crash for me and I've noticed you have problems with other pages as well.

I have added an IE7 compatibility view tag to Geekzone, but I recommend you disable any old toolbars you might have on your Internet Explorer - better still, remove ones you don't use or need.




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Reply # 202570 22-Mar-2009 09:15
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no issues with ie8 here running pentium M 1.6 with only 512 MB of RAM

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  Reply # 202579 22-Mar-2009 10:41
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I also cannot use the emoticons, the insert emoticon box appears, I can click on them, but none of them ever appear.

Also, the frown emoticon has a black box over it, instead of the emoticon, but it does appear correctly once selected. (Tested in FF)

EDIT: After disabling ALL of the addons available under Tools manage addons, I still cannot insert emoticons. All it seems to do is highlight the 'allign to centre' button.

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  Reply # 202587 22-Mar-2009 11:32
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rscole86: I also cannot use the emoticons, the insert emoticon box appears, I can click on them, but none of them ever appear.



hmm you're right no icons can be inserted with ie8 ... box opens up but only highlights the allignment button

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  Reply # 202593 22-Mar-2009 12:08
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rscole86: I also cannot use the emoticons, the insert emoticon box appears, I can click on them, but none of them ever appear.


The text editor here on GZ is TinyMCE, maybe freitasm can update to the latest version (if this isn't it already) on the testing server, and we can see if you still have the same issue.

I've done a Google search for TinyMCE and IE8 problems but very little comes up.  Strange.

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  Reply # 202603 22-Mar-2009 13:37
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nate: maybe freitasm can update to the latest version (if this isn't it already) on the testing server, and we can see if you still have the same issue.


Yes, might get an update. It's a bit of pain because new versions need changes in the calls to the script...




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  Reply # 202604 22-Mar-2009 14:00
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I'm not an expert on Internet Browsers... i usually use Firefox..

I'm running Windows 7 on an HP DV5-1004AX laptpop with IE8beta.

All the webpages i usually use run fine including Geekzone and also the above mentioned blog. Is the beta much different from the final recent release? i've been using windows update on 7 regularly and i assume it's been updating IE8beta at the same time.

My initial assessment is that it runs quite well.





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  Reply # 202608 22-Mar-2009 14:48
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are you running the final version of ie8? click on help, then about internet explorer and look next to "updated versions" and it should say zero. If it doesn't your using ie8 beta, so go here and download ie8 final:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/worldwide-sites.aspx


if you go to geekzone.co.nz and click on the compatibility view button when you first arrive, it should stay on when you open that blog.


frietasm, i went to check to see how many w3c errors your website has, and it has 999 errors and 79 warnings. go here:

http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=www.geekzone.co.nz&charset=%28detect+automatically%29&doctype=Inline&group=0

here is some of the 999 errors it found:

Line 8, Column 52: end tag for "meta" omitted, but OMITTAG NO was specified.<meta http-equiv="cache-control" content="no-cache">

You may have neglected to close an element, or perhaps you meant to "self-close" an element, that is, ending it with "/>" instead of ">".

Line 12, Column 54: required attribute "content" not specified.

<meta name="robots" CONTENT="index,follow,noarchive">

The attribute given above is required for an element that you've used, but you have omitted it. For instance, in most HTML and XHTML document types the "type" attribute is required on the "script" element and the "alt" attribute is required for the "img" element.

Typical values for type are type="text/css" for <style> and type="text/javascript" for <script>.





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  Reply # 202683 22-Mar-2009 23:30
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final version.

all addons disabled at that time.

the blog posts opens fine now.

weird!




Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.


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  Reply # 202818 23-Mar-2009 15:40
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nate:
rscole86: I also cannot use the emoticons, the insert emoticon box appears, I can click on them, but none of them ever appear.


The text editor here on GZ is TinyMCE, maybe freitasm can update to the latest version (if this isn't it already) on the testing server, and we can see if you still have the same issue.

I've done a Google search for TinyMCE and IE8 problems but very little comes up.  Strange.


 


Geekzone is now running the latest TinyMCE version available. It seems to have fixed the problem with IE8 and emoticons.


 





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  Reply # 202841 23-Mar-2009 17:10
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FrownCry

The frown emoticon still does not appear correctly in the selection pop up box.

EDIT: Nor does it appear once I hit post, but it appears fine when I am editing?in the reply box.

EDIT2: when I edited this post it replaced then with the above icons.


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  Reply # 202956 24-Mar-2009 08:33
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rscole86: EDIT2: when I edited this post it replaced then with the above icons.


This is now fixed. It was not related to IE8, but with the compressionm mechanism on the server.





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