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Maybe make the forum work with Opera?

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  • A while ago, I posted a thread about the forum not passing W3C Validation. Someone said that it was more important for pages to render correctly in browsers than to be 100% standards-compliant.

    So why doesn't the forum even work with Opera 9.5? (I just noticed this)

    Although the lower frame with the reply box is functional, I can't select inside the box to type - therefore making the forum unusable in Opera.
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    • Edited by Oliver Black Saturday, September 27, 2008 2:03 AM
    Saturday, September 27, 2008 2:01 AM

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  • Last time this subject came up the reply was they simply didn't care because Opera's marketshare is too small.  Although I sympathize as a fellow Opera user and can reproduce this bug, I don't expect the reply to be any different this time. :(
    Saturday, September 27, 2008 5:53 AM
  • I do not know why the forums do not work with Opera, but this statement about validation is just BS. Most of the validation errors are just flat-out errors that have nothing to do with rendering.

    For example, the first error on all the pages in on line 7 in the header:

    there is no attribute "Href'

    in an XHTML document. There is really no excuse for this. Why bother with XHTML if you are not going to use it correctly?

    OTOH, the number of errors seems slightly down from the last time I looked (120 vesus 134, if I recall correctly).

    I am just thankful that the forum works on SeaMonkey, suffering just from the same set of bugs as in FireFox (mostly having to do with the composition window).



    David Wilkinson | Visual C++ MVP
    Saturday, September 27, 2008 10:00 AM
  • this is repro in 9.52.  the text editor control does not work with opera it seems.  see if I can figure out why.
    Videmus nunc per speculum in enigmate
    Sunday, September 28, 2008 6:27 AM
  • I am not sure why exactly it isn't working, we will continue to look into this and will let people know when we have an eta on any fixes in future releases. In the mean time I have discovered if the user simply hits 'Tab' right after the editor window slides up, it will anchor the cursor in the editor and allow for the user to enter in text. This reply was posted using Opera 9.52 on Windows Server 2008. 
    Brent Serbus STO Forums Program Manager
    Monday, September 29, 2008 4:53 PM
  • Seems to be working here in Opera 9.6. If it always behaves as well as this, then I'll be happy.
    Regards from Livingston, Scotland
    Monday, October 6, 2008 12:16 PM
  • On Opera 9.6 I have to use the Tab key to enter the editor window, like Brent said above.  Otherwise editing seems to work, thanks for the tip.

    However, I noticed that the user picture in the upper-right corner is missing -- the one that shows your name and stars.

    Sunday, October 12, 2008 8:09 AM