It may be time to move over to Safari full time now. Version 1.2 adds accesskey support and with SAFT providing the type-ahead find functionality, it is definitely catching up with Camino.
Not everything is perfect just yet though:
- SAFT needs to be updated to be compatible with 1.2, the current version. UPDATE, new version of SAFT has been released.
- Still no support for getting the cursor position in a text field (that I know of), so my Tasks and WordPress quicktags don’t work.
- Still no support for having the
labeltag toggle the status of radio buttons and checkboxes.
- For some reason, all the drop downs and buttons are WAY too small.
It’s this last one that is the biggest problem for me. I’m setting the font-size the same on the
input type=button elements the same way I’m setting it on the text, but they are MUCH too small.
Even stranger, this behavior is only found when I set the font-size to 10px. At 11px, 12px and up it behaves exactly as expected.
See for yourself (test page):
Here are some comparison crops from Tasks (actually Tasks Pro) screenshots in Safari 1.1.1 and Safari 1.2.
This is really annoying, now I need to add hacks to account for this specific build of Safari.
UPDATE: Apparently this is not a bug and is the indended behavior. Great… because the behavior I want is unreadable text when I set the font-size of a button to match the rest of the page.
Why reward bad browser behaviour by writing hacks spefically for it? Espescially a browser with relatively low market share…
Have you tried the latest nightly build of Firebird? I prefer it to both Safari 1.2 and the latest Camino nightlies, on Mac OS X.
Oops, I didn’t read your previous post about Firebird. Something is definitely messed up on your end if you aren’t having a pleasant experience with Firebird. It’s fantastic on both of my Mac systems. Maybe trashing your prefs would help.
Matt, I’m not “rewarding” anything. I care about the experience my users have with my software.
tasks 1.8.5 released
I’ve released tasks 1.8.5. This version is a minor upgrade to work around 2 browser bugs:
Worked around a Mozilla/Linux bug where the text in fields was white
Worked around a Safari 1.2 bug where the font-size on buttons and drop-down lists …
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