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      FireFox vs IE

      Ok I'm noticing some weird junk with the site that's happening when I view it in firefox, but is not a problem on internet explorer. 2 things I noticed so far, which weren't happening before today:

      1. Some threads aren't word-wrapping, so I'm having to scroll left and right to read posts

      2. After I submit a post, the page doesn't automatically redirect me to the post, it just stays indefinitely on this page

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      Re: FireFox vs IE

      Originally posted by OpheliaBlue
      1. Some threads aren't word-wrapping, so I'm having to scroll left and right to read posts
      (using Safari)

      I get this on threads where someone decided to post a really wide image directly in the thread or where someone decided to not use spaces.

      Haven't seen it in normal threads though.
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      [twitch-twitch]

      Try using a real browser like, oh, IE?

      I don't want to hear about the brain from someone that doesn't have one.
      Nor do I want to hear about evolution from someone that hasn't evolved.

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      I'm using Netscape, in FireFox mode, and I haven't seen those problems -- except like dream-scape said, if someone posts really wide images, or long URLs.
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      It quit doing it now

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      Originally posted by kimpossible
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      Try using a real browser like, oh, IE?
      Firefox is a fully functional browser that is better than IE

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      Originally posted by kimpossible
      Try using a real browser like, oh, IE?
      haha... thanks for the joke Kim. It was a good laugh I needed.

      While I'll concede that IE is widely used and so must support it [as a web developer], I'll possibly consider it as an acceptable browser (or real browser if you prefer) only when Microsoft considers possibly trying to adhere to W3C standards.
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      oooo you said "adhere"

      that's such a great word

      and I concur, firefox > IE

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      The only problem I've ever had with Firefox is that it times out like crazy. I click on a website and it has to time out three times before it finally loads the page. It does this all the time...

      Any suggestions?

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      Originally posted by kimpossible
      Try using a real browser like, oh, IE?
      I thought IE was fake!

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      Originally posted by Ex Nine


      I thought IE was fake!
      Internet Explorer fake?! I actually prefer it over Firefox, b/c it crashes less often!

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      Originally posted by dream-scape


      haha... thanks for the joke Kim. It was a good laugh I needed.

      While I'll concede that IE is widely used and so must support it [as a web developer], I'll possibly consider it as an acceptable browser (or real browser if you prefer) only when Microsoft considers possibly trying to adhere to W3C standards.
      Yeah! Let's all go back 10 years and have static web pages! Woohoo!

      I'm doing my part to rid the world of Firefox: Our products do not today, nor will they ever, support firefox unless firefox starts supporting the real world out-of-the-box. (For example: out-of-the-box support for Flash and ActiveX)

      My support people are trained to respond that we don't support firefox, and point them to the IE download.

      I don't want to hear about the brain from someone that doesn't have one.
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      IE is far less strict on ISO & W3C standards than other alternatives

      From a developer point of view, this is both a blessing and a curse, as functionality and appearance can't always be predictable
      nested borderless tables, just an example of this.
      But the flip side, is you can do lots of crazy stuff that isn't available on other browsers (great if you run a company intranet where you know everyone's on IE)

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      ActiveX... ... oh Kim you gotta stop making be laugh so much... my side's can't take much more
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      Internet Explorer does NOT come with out-of-the-box support for Flash. Rather, Windows has Flash as one of it's many "optional install thingies."
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      IE supports active-x controls, including Windows flash support. Hence, IE comes with out-of-the-box support for flash.

      I don't want to hear about the brain from someone that doesn't have one.
      Nor do I want to hear about evolution from someone that hasn't evolved.

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      For me, I use Firefox. Putting all the short-sighted "M$ WINDOZE SUX L33T 4VA" ideas aside, Firefox defintely wins hands down over Internet Explorer when it comes down to actually having features that I actually need, not want. IE doesn't have a good DOM explorer, for example, and that alone is pretty much a decider for me as far as which browser i'm using. Then I need a javascript debugger that isn't half-assed, I need to be able to view the source code with pretty syntax colouring, and IE does not cater to any of that. When I open up an IE window now, it seems pretty impotent.

      Firefox also supports the W3C standards alot more strictly than IE does (and if you think you know better than W3C, you are wrong), which is a very good thing, but it's not exactly perfect at that either. You can ask a good web developer how irritating it is to have a site working in one browser, and the other spewing up the website's insides, and IE doesn't exactly help with that either. I hear they're making a concerted effort with WASP to fix all that in the next release, though. And it's not always the browsers fault - people can make sites work across many, many browsers with very few hitches, so blaming it on the browser all the time can be pretty stupid.

      For normal people though, IE does (and you have to admit this) win for convinence. By hook or by crook, it's easier to just fire up IE and go with that than it is to go download Firefox and install Flash all over again or whatever. Hardly Firefox's fault that it isn't preinstalled, and Microsoft aren't really supposed to bundle IE by default, but like a normal user who just wants to use the internet actually gives a damn?

      P.S. TAB SUPPORT. :c

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      I'll say "thanks!" since I did four years on the advisory committee from 1997-2001and 9 different Working Groups.

      I have tabbed browsing in IE.

      When I edit source-code I sure as heck don't do it from a browser. I use actually tools. My browser doesn't need to be a pretty-printing source editor. Nor does it need to be a debugger. It needs to be a browser.

      I don't want to hear about the brain from someone that doesn't have one.
      Nor do I want to hear about evolution from someone that hasn't evolved.

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      *BAM* icedawg makes IE the official broswer of Dream Views.


      hah.
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      Originally posted by icedawg
      *BAM* *icedawg makes IE the official broswer of Dream Views.


      hah.
      so?

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      Originally posted by CryoDragoon


      so? *
      clearly you've all been outsmarted by my superfast prowess-ness.

      heh heh heh. sucker.
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      Originally posted by icedawg
      *BAM* *icedawg makes IE the official broswer of Dream Views.
      Just tell your members not to think about using transparent pngs as their avatars then.

      God forbid they try to make them look nice!

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      Originally posted by icedawg
      *BAM* icedawg makes IE the official broswer of Dream Views.


      hah.
      Right on! Firefox is too slow....though FF is all I have in this class (I like IE in the other class (And at home)better, since it is 5x faster!)

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