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not reading styles in Safari….

  • I am baffled why this site does not render the style sheet in safari. I work on a PC but had a chance the other day to view the site on a mac using Safari and much to my surprise the page looked like s–t! I have spent over an hour going through possible problems, looking at things in the theme editor and such. But, no luck.

    Let me say that I know that the xhtml is not valid and the HTML is a mess. This is because the person who posts to the site just uses copy and paste from the body of an email. I know that is not great, but it works. And, I have another site where the person does the same thing, copy and paste from an email and it works fine on safari.

    Here is the site: http://www.jfpf.org/wordpress/

    Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

    james

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  • Looks fine here (Safari on Windows). What’s the specific problem? Post screenshot of what you are seeing.

    It looks horrible on Mac Safari.

    The page is such a mess it’s hard to know where to start. Why don’t you set it up so the person posts to WordPress by email. That process would strip a lot of the garbage html tags out of the posts.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Blog_by_Email

    This only happens on a Mac. The page seems to display without the stylesheet, or something.

    Maybe the various hacks (*// and such) in the stylesheet are causing problems? Maybe parts of the stylesheet are interpreted as commented out by Mac Safari, so some styles are not shown?

    Does Safari for PC render differently than Safari for Mac?

    I didn’t even know safari was available for Windows!

    I thought that maybe changing the Document Object Model to read straight HTML and not XHTML might be interesting to try. Might do that.

    I have another client who copies and pastes his email newsletters with all that wierd html markup, and that site held up fine in Safari on the Mac. However, I think I may have to go under the hood and clean up the mess myself. I was hoping to avoid that…

    Oh well!

    I didn’t even know safari was available for Windows!

    It is. Actually since last summer, I believe, but the first version crashed a lot and generally behaved badly in Windows. The new version seems to work pretty well — I’m just concerned (as a web designer) that it doesn’t behave exactly as it does on Mac, although supposedly it does. That’s why I asked if anyone knew…

    Link to Safari Download (I believe it sniffs your OS to see if you are using Mac OS or Windows).

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