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#1 vanx

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 10:35

It seems that all that rich functionality of an editor -- being able to embed images, put stuff in spoiler tags, etc -- has gone as this is how it looks now on my iPad in Safari in Desktop view.

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The only reason it is an image is because I remembered my HTML tags or it would have been a link instead.

May I ask what happened and if it will be rectified?

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#2 Eric

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 12:38

Has Safari been updated recently? That looks like the same editor issue that keeps happening to IE.

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 13:57

Has Safari been updated recently? That looks like the same editor issue that keeps happening to IE.


I'm running iOS 6.1.3, so Safari in it is about 6 months old at the very least.

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 22:14

Computer says no?

#5 FriendlyBully

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 22:17

Safari in IOS7 is really bad. Videos, layouts, and almost everything is janky and near broken. I like the UI, but you are stuck with alternative browsers now. Try Dolphin. 



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Posted 15 October 2013 - 22:22

Safari in IOS7 is really bad. Videos, layouts, and almost everything is janky and near broken. I like the UI, but you are stuck with alternative browsers now. Try Dolphin.


In the 3rd post, I did mention that I am running iOS 6.1.3 ;)

#7 FriendlyBully

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 22:28

In the 3rd post, I did mention that I am running iOS 6.1.3 ;)

 

Just throwing out ideas. Sometimes people miss stuff when they are frustrated. 

 

Did you clear out the site data then? IOS6 would give me problems with that sometimes, especially with javascript items. If that doesn't work, it may have been a site change; javascript version upgrade or something like that. 



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Posted 16 October 2013 - 12:31

Just throwing out ideas. Sometimes people miss stuff when they are frustrated. 

 

Did you clear out the site data then? IOS6 would give me problems with that sometimes, especially with javascript items. If that doesn't work, it may have been a site change; javascript version upgrade or something like that. 

 

I do suspect that it is a site change, hence here I am asking in this forum as to what's going on.



#9 Redmak

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 10:33

Can you please post your useragent?

 

http://www.whatsmyuseragent.com/



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Posted 17 October 2013 - 12:52

Can you please post your useragent?
 
http://www.whatsmyuseragent.com/


Mozilla/5.0 (iPad; CPU OS 6_1_3 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/536.26 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/6.0 Mobile/10B329 Safari/8536.25

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 10:41

Anything you can share Redmak?



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Posted 25 October 2013 - 08:55

Am I bumping this in vain?



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Posted 25 October 2013 - 09:10

Safari in IOS7 is really bad. Videos, layouts, and almost everything is janky and near broken. I like the UI, but you are stuck with alternative browsers now. Try Dolphin. 

 

But Dolphin for iOS is just a WebView using an identical rendering engine to Safari on iOS (due to platform limitations) with a different chrome around it. And, again due to platform limitations, it's restricted in its ability to execute javascript using the same technology Safari can leverage so actually runs significantly slower when running most modern javascript reliant websites.

 

Unless your issue is entirely with the chrome of the browser, there is never a good argument for using an alternative browser. And your complaints about video and layouts would never be fixed by using an alternative browser that has an identical rendering engine.

 

I'm also incredibly interested to hear some justification to your "janky and near broken" comments!



#14 Redmak

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 09:53

Sorry no progress yet...



#15 FriendlyBully

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 16:06

But Dolphin for iOS is just a WebView using an identical rendering engine to Safari on iOS (due to platform limitations) with a different chrome around it. And, again due to platform limitations, it's restricted in its ability to execute javascript using the same technology Safari can leverage so actually runs significantly slower when running most modern javascript reliant websites.

 

Unless your issue is entirely with the chrome of the browser, there is never a good argument for using an alternative browser. And your complaints about video and layouts would never be fixed by using an alternative browser that has an identical rendering engine.

 

I'm also incredibly interested to hear some justification to your "janky and near broken" comments!

 

Liveleak and other sites that use embedded youtube videos on my ipad 2 caused the majority of the problems. The audio will start for sometimes up to five seconds before the video was visible. When pausing, the delay could take up to five seconds as well. Sites like ebaumsworld native videos are fine though, as long as they are not the embedded videos mentioned before. The other problem was the app crashing; before and after updates. I was starting to think my ipad was at the end of it's road. 

 

As far as the 3rd party browsers, it appeared as if they were using HTML5 when Safari was using Javascript. I am not a programmer but I am aware of the Javascript direct access limitations. The performance difference was quite extraordinary though. Another benefit is forcing desktop, mobile, and default viewing preferences, which could increase performance or the affected sites too.

 

Thankfully, all of the problems pretty much went away after the iOS 7.0.3 update. At this point, it doesn't matter.