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  • Whenever I have a similar problem, I see if the page validates. If it doesn’t, I try fixing all the errors and most of the time that will fix the problem. It’s the only trick I have, seeing as how I am comparatively useless with CSS.

    If you enter the non-loading url into this validator, you’ll see you’ve got a bunch of html errors. You’re missing a couple of end tags, for images, for lists–stuff like that.

    Fix all the errors, and then see if it loads correctly. That’s what I would do.

    Otherwise, your site looks pretty in Safari.


    Thanks for the feedback – I’ve spent some time trying to validate, and it seems to be a moving target.

    Those errors are phantom, as an example.

    The tags are complete and legal, yet they are flagged due to something I can’t identify.

    The map is legal if used alone, and is part of a hardwired tag from Amazon I can’t modify.

    If I close the image tags, and add alt tags, it throws another set of errors.

    All the lists are closed…the div tag is closed, etc. It’s opened by one WP document and then closed by another…the validator can’t seem to work with that – it treats the output as one page, yet the header/sidebar/index/footer group are checked as separate blocks. It seems impossible to satisfy the validators.

    This is a job for MacManX (or one of the other WP gurus who work in Mac OS). I hope he’ll see this.

    I know page validation can be really frustrating, but on I do count 10 div tags and only 9 /div tags–something is open somewhere?

    Still, it’s strange that loads consistently but does not.

    Something to consider: I have a high-speed connection but all your pages take some time to load. They hang for a bit after 3 items out of 5 have been completed.

    I ran all three urls listed above through and it says two livecalendar scripts got loaded on but no livecalendar scripts made it to the page that loads consistently,

    In their place, a CSS object got loaded that didn’t make it to the inconsistently loading page: Maybe that’s something you can investigate until a wiser head can chime in here.

    Moderator James Huff


    Halfelf Minion 🚀

    Hm, I want to say that it has something to do with how your host or your .htaccess file handles your index files, because also works perfectly in Safari. But, I also want to say that it’s due to one of the validation errors, possibly the fact that <div id="page"> is not closed. If you don’t mind, please try to clear up the validation errors. It may not fix the problem, but it will make your code easier to troubleshoot.

    I’ve cleared some errors, either by correction or taking out blocks of code and deactivating some plugins.

    I’ve still got some html errors, and so far, nothing has changed the safari load issues.

    I think it’s at the site, and somehow in the providers apache setup – I’ll try to get their attention and see how far I get.

    Thanks for the comments all around – very helpful!

    Safari was upgraded as part of the 10.3.9 OS update. It’s now Safari 1.3
    See if it makes a difference.

    Moderator James Huff


    Halfelf Minion 🚀

    Kmtcn, it appears to be working properly now.

    Chiensvant, thanks for the suggestion, but I had tested it in Safari v1.3 before to no avail.


    I cleared all the css and html validations and found that the plugin made to include pages in searches for wp 1.5 had a default location and name for a stylesheet I wasn’t using:

    @import url( <?php echo get_settings('siteurl'); ?>/wp-layout.css );

    That path is typical of older themes, as an example, not the 'default' wp 1.5 theme. When I repaired that call using the stock pull:

    @import url( <?php bloginfo(‘stylesheet_url’); ?> );
    …things finally woke up and Safari began to load with no issues.

    The key was clearing the validation ( a task unto itself), as suggested 🙂

    This wasn’t something related specifically how Safari operates.

    Thanks again for everyone’s help!

    I was having some serious problems with my site not loading in Internet Explorer for PC or Safari. Whenever I tried to load the site, it would prompt a download. I deactivated the Live Calendar plugin and now all is working again. Strange, but I’m just glad it works!


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