Re: [greenstone-users] Search doesn't work in Safari?

From Rich Robinson
DateThu, 20 Jan 2005 16:58:46 -0800
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Search doesn't work in Safari?
In-Reply-To (7C10551A-6B45-11D9-8EAB-003065545E70-sonic-net)

First version you mentioned is the one I'm using. Yes, Javascript is
turned on. I did at one point turn on blocking popup windows but
have sinced turned if off again.

Possibly something funky is happening because I'm installed over OS9
with old browsers on as well - I dunno, Explorer no longer remembers
things like "don't show this window again" whenever I restart that
browser - it's no big deal, glad it works right for you which means
it'll work right for others - and that's my big concern.


>I tried both on 10.2.8 and 10.3.7 and had no
>problem with downloads using either version of Safari. You do have
>javascript turned on in the preferences, right? Although when I
>tried a download without javascript enabled, it still took me to a
>download page that said, gee, you don't have javascript enabled and
>we require it.
>10.2.8 has Safari 1.0.3 (v85.8.1)
>10.3.7 has Safari 1.2.4 (v125.12)
>>Now that you mention it - when I go to and
>>click download links, it takes me back to the same page in Safari
>>- whereas Explorer presents a list of download sites. I guess
>>something in Safari's Javascript implementation is awry - corrected
>>for OSX 10.3, does anyone know?
>>>Message: 8
>>>Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2005 10:04:49 +1300
>>>From: Katherine Don <>
>>>Subject: Re: [greenstone-users] Search doesn't work in Safari?
>>>To: Rich Robinson <>
>>>Message-ID: <>
>>>Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii; format=flowed
>>>I think I looked at this a while ago. Form search uses javascript to
>>>gather together all the bits of the form and submit them. If I remember
>>>correctly, in Safari you could never get the value of a text box out of
>>>the page, so when the search is submitted, there are never any query terms.
>>>I couldn't get it going at the time and haven't looked since.
>>>You'll just have to use Explorer I guess.
>>>Rich Robinson wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> My search page returns results in Mac Explorer, but Safari (OSX 10.2)
>>>> returns no results, e.g. the search page comes back up but with no
>>>> results listed underneath....anyone else have a similar problem? Using
>>>> fielded search form...
>>>> Rich
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