10 Replies Latest reply: Mar 16, 2006 10:01 AM by Jpfresno
dirtchem Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
For some web pages, I get a warning that Safari support is very limited, I shouldn't submit bug reports, etc. Then it says to stop getting this message I should "set Safari_warning option to false" but doesn't give any idea where to do this. I didn't see anything in Safari preferences and don't know how to do this in Terminal. Can anyone help? Thanks.

PB G4, Mac OS X (10.4.5)
  • iBod Level 7 Level 7 (29,340 points)
    Hi,

    Can you post the address of an example website you are experiencing this on?

    Hobbes
  • dirtchem Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
  • iBod Level 7 Level 7 (29,340 points)
    Hi,

    The warning that pops up is referring to a setting on the webserver, not your computer. The webmasters would need to change their website code to stop it from appearing.

    Hobbes
  • Ryan M. Level 6 Level 6 (8,180 points)
    This is simply something you don't have control over and is poorly implemented by the website. In their Javascript file it says the following:

    "{if(this.isSafari&&this.getParam('safari_warning',true))alert("Safari support is very limited and should be considered experimental.\nSo there is no need to even submit bugreports on this early version.\nYou can disable this message by setting: safari_warning option to false")"

    It's up to the administrator of that website to turn off the safari_warning by changing the first line. It's basically a note to the system admin or webmaster that was left in the error message and it beyond your control.

    -Ryan

    Edit: The longer version of iBod's post
  • dirtchem Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks. I'll try to get the administrator to change it.
  • dirtchem Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I told the administrator about changing the web page and got this reply:

    ...from our IT Department: “This is a message that the browser (Safari) pops up when a web page uses Javascript. The text editor that we are using for the awards system is using Javascript. Please tell them that this is a message from their browser, Safari, not our web site. It is not something that we have control over.”
  • Jpfresno Level 4 Level 4 (3,020 points)
    Hi dirtchem, Welcome to Apple's Users Help Users Forums

    Ibod and Ryan are two of our Maestros / Gurus. It would be hard to find better assistance.

    Hmmmnnnnn. You marked it green = solved. And now the plot is thickening w fingers pointing in opposite directions. (Like my ISP and Telco.:~)) It will interesting to see how this works out.

    If you stop being tracked due to the star, then you may need to start a new thread.

    Good Luck, JP
  • Ryan M. Level 6 Level 6 (8,180 points)
    I told the administrator about changing the web page
    and got this reply:

    ...from our IT Department: “This is a message that
    the browser (Safari) pops up when a web page uses
    Javascript. The text editor that we are using for the
    awards system is using Javascript. Please tell them
    that this is a message from their browser, Safari,
    not our web site. It is not something that we have
    control over.”


    It's nice that they lie to you. Tell them specifically to look at THEIR OWN Javascript code: http://www.asa-cssa-sssa.org/awards/jscripts/tinymce/tinymce.js

    Tell them to look for this line in that Javascript file:

    "{if(this.isSafari&&this.getParam('safari_warning',true))alert("Safari support is very limited and should be considered experimental.\nSo there is no need to even submit bugreports on this early version.\nYou can disable this message by setting: safari_warning option to false")"


    Then tell them to change this portion:

    if(this.isSafari&&this.getParam('safari_warning',true))


    to this:

    if(this.isSafari&&this.getParam('safari_warning',false))


    Such incompetence on their part! Yes, it is a message from Safari in a sense that Safari displays it but it's created by their Javascript code.

    -Ryan

    Edit: And here is proof that it works - same code straight from their website with the above changed. Click here. (Some images and links don't work but that's because I'm not taking the time to fix their site to work on my server).

    Message was edited by: Ryan M.
  • dirtchem Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks everyone. They fixed it. I sent the first of your responses and they found the code in some third party software they were using. So, they weren't really lying, they were just unaware of the line. Thanks again for your help.
  • Jpfresno Level 4 Level 4 (3,020 points)
    Hi dirtchem, glad they fixed it.
    You have rewards to hand out.
    Gold = helpful = 5 pts w 2 available
    Green = solved = 10 pts

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