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Topic # 5294 17-Oct-2005 01:05
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I have found that you are unable to use the text editing buttons in firefox ie nothing happens. Is there anyway this could be fixed, because some of us are to lazy to type the tags in ourselves.

While on the subject....How many people here use Firefox?

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  Reply # 21601 17-Oct-2005 07:52
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i think this is because... of the javascript support to the DOM in the browser. apparently the text editting scripts are written for IE based. where Firefox etc use another better object referring method called "getElementById" to refer to the objects.




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Reply # 21605 17-Oct-2005 08:51
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I accept suggestions on how to make this a Fireforx-friendly feature. It works on Internet Explorer but I guess would need some tweaking for Firefox and Opera.

I was thinking of getting a RTF editor but then I thought of some people using lots of features just because they can and making things ugly (uglier).







 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 21618 17-Oct-2005 12:35
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freitasm: I accept suggestions on how to make this a Fireforx-friendly feature. It works on Internet Explorer but I guess would need some tweaking for Firefox and Opera.

I was thinking of getting a RTF editor but then I thought of some people using lots of features just because they can and making things ugly (uglier).


I can see your point about people overusing some of the features, but i would be great for adding in quick hyperlinks etc. Its not an essential thing for me, but i just refuse to use IE since my PC contains a lot of valuable work, and i dont trust it for security. And version 7 is just SO damn ugly with a hideous layout.

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  Reply # 21619 17-Oct-2005 13:10

personally i have a liking for firefox, i'm not fussed about links as a plugin just copy's anything i highlight and if i open a new tab and past i'm away.
I dont like ie that much anymore, tabs are essential and the keyboard shortcuts for firefox make it most suitable for me over maxthon and opera



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  Reply # 21620 17-Oct-2005 13:18
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The only thing i find annoying is that some web page features dont work, and because FF renders pages correctly, some pages built for IE dont display quite right

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  Reply # 21645 18-Oct-2005 08:38
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Good old IE verses Firefox why cant we all stick to the one web standard

I aggree with chiefie its a Java issue.

I presume this forum uses some sort of .js file to make the forum buttons work.

This .js needs some tweaking.

If this is a standard php forum board Im sure there will be a bug logged for this issue.

As IE uses older web standards we cant brush off Firefox and Opera that comply with these web standards.

Mauricio you will need to get your coder onto this one please.

Also if this is a standard (geekzone customised) forum board is there a upgrade avalable?










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  Reply # 21647 18-Oct-2005 08:40
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it is asp based site, not php based forum. And it is javascript, not java.




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  Reply # 21648 18-Oct-2005 08:42
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p/s: if you know html. you probably will figure out most of the "forum formatting codes" are in html tag.

if not sure. open up the forum in IE and test drive the buttons above and just click away and see what tag it inserts into the message box. :-)




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  Reply # 21649 18-Oct-2005 08:53
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Ok thanks

Yeah I know it just sticks in the html code but thats handled by a script thats not woking when using Firefox or Opera.

My suggestion is to put in a php forum board.

Thats thing if you run customised forums like this by using a off the shelve php forum board that you can customise the look and feel of makes its easier to maintain.




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Reply # 21650 18-Oct-2005 09:05
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Wordpress has a decent toolbar that works within both firefox and IE (not safari though?!?), its written by Alex King released under the LGPL license.

It works really well on both browsers and its opensource.

Lipex666, the issue isn't ASP or PHP. I prefer PHP myself but everyone has their preference. The issue is the HTML code the script (whether PHP or ASP) gives to your browser.

I'm pretty sure I have seen several ASP website implementations output valid HTML thats been validated by the W3C HTML Validater.




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Reply # 21654 18-Oct-2005 09:38
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Cokemaster is correct: it doesn't matter if it is PHP or ASP, the function is what matters, and in our case we decided to keep the whole site with one technology - less things worry about.

We also decided not to use tags, like other boards. If you know HTML you can use it. But if you break the page we will know and you get a call. Never happened.

As for the javascript functionality. It's simply a few scripts that grab the input text apply the code and send it back. It's working for IE, bt as cokemaster say, even a solution that works on Firefox and Internet Explorer does not work on Safari, or any other combination.

We are migrating the domain to a dedicated server, migrating SQL database, updating the email system to use CDO, and other stuff. Until we do all the infrastructure we will not be able to change the tags - they work in one broser, and as I said I want to give a broader support for other browsers, but all depending on resources - time being the most precious of them.









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Reply # 21657 18-Oct-2005 09:54
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i can help reviewing the JavaScript code so that it will work with IE/FF/Op/Sf... give me a yell Mauricio. That's the least i can do for GeekZ1 and also, I want to make good use of my web programming/developing skills... can't let my brain sleep!




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Reply # 21659 18-Oct-2005 10:01
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That sounds good... Send me a PM with an email address and I can email the code used.






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Reply # 21666 18-Oct-2005 12:17
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Great stuff Mauricio

Look forward to the changes.




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Reply # 21694 19-Oct-2005 01:44
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They do however work on OPERA

and opera is now FREE with no ads, the latest version of firefox I installed screwed up badly and also removed my adblockers. (I do allow for geekzone and a couple of other often used sites) those chitika "mini mall" ads are quite novel.. how are you finding click through's?

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