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ATS does not work well with IE8

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posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 05:23 AM
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I have a problem viewing pages with Internet Explorer 8. Front page, myATS and all general stuff works well, but at times when I try to see a specific forum IE8 only shows a blank page.

Solution for this is to use Page->Compatibility view. After that you can use ATS with IE8. Hopefully owners fix these problems sooner rather than later, as this is only like this because IE8 actually manages to support standards. Therefore, hacks used for IE6 and IE7 are not needed, and will break a page.

The Page menu is by default on right side of tabs, with a little down arrow on it. It will open up a menu from where you can select compatibility view.


Hope this helps everybody who upgraded.




posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 05:31 AM
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Another weird thing is that when I press Chat-button on top, it opens the chat window and chat does work, but my browser will display a 404 error message for no apparent reason. This is only with IE8.

I'd suggest we list our problems with IE8 when viewing ATS here. It would help them to centralize list of problems in one place, so they can fix this faster.



posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 05:43 AM
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Just a question, as I am not a techie


Is it a case of ATS not working well with IE8 or IE8 not working well with ATS?
It may seem a fine distinction, but IMO it is an important one.

IE is not a good browser - more holes than a swiss cheese.

I haven't used it in years because of all the bugs IE had, and it seems, continues to have.

A much simpler solution IMO would be to switch to firefox.



posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 06:09 AM
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I think it is probably a problem with IE8. I'll restart my computer into Windows and verify this, but to me it seems there are no problems with the site. In fact, it runs brilliantly with Firefox 3.6 pre alpha, just so you know.



posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 06:23 AM
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I have firefox 3.0x and ATS does work with it obviously. Its just that IE8 is a quantum leap on quality over IE7 and actually, as I already said, supports standards fairly well, even better than firefox in many cases. Only test I know of that IE8 is bad at is ACID3, but it solidly passes ACID2.

I don't care much about comparisons of IE against other browsers from users who haven't used it since years ago, they just cannot know what it can and can't do by experience. There's a lot of good feedback online about IE8, and some negative feedback as well. This isn't perfect like firefox is not perfect either. This works for me though and I might just consider switching from firefox to IE8, but we'll see.

Today, holes of IE are pretty much a myth if they are compared to holes in firefox. Both have them, IE just gets more press coverage and is targeted more often.

Now, it does not really matter if switching a browser solves problems with ATS or not. What matters is that most users of IE just grab an update for their browser without even considering switching to firefox. This means that majority of users soon have IE8 anyway, and ATS must adapt to this situation. Yes, this is a free service but they will have to update their pages to work with those browsers that users of this site actually use. Currently IE8 is of course a very small minority, but it will raise soon enough when microsoft puts this in optional updates on windowsupdate. They have said that later on they will make it mandatory update. At that point, ATS needs some recoding. Better to start sooner rather than later.

As I already implicated, IE8 does not need hacks for IE6 and IE7, which is what breaks the pages.



posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 06:42 AM
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Don't get me wrong, it's definitely better than IE7. The trouble is, it always annoys me with how long it takes to open a new tab on my computer, being a time of about a second to open about:blank isn't very impressive IMO. As for Acid 3 & Acid 2, most browsers passed all of Acid 2 ages ago, though IIRC IE8 is the first IE to do so.

Anyway, so far I haven't seen it not load a page. I'll keep using it for a bit.



posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 06:54 AM
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I've been using 8 without any trouble. I shall now try chat....

that works just fine. nobody in chat for the first time ever



posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 12:02 PM
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Originally posted by Crakeur
I've been using 8 without any trouble. I shall now try chat....

that works just fine. nobody in chat for the first time ever


Perhaps you installed it with compatibility mode enabled? That'll solve problems allright, but then again those shoot at the back at some point in time. Nevermind though, I'm happy that there is a function which makes things tick. Its just that I like sites to work without tweaks



posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 12:24 PM
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don't recall if I set it up that way but compat mode isn't checked at the moment.

that 404 error when you click chat happened with 7 and 6 and has been doing that for quite some time.



posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 10:23 AM
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I have a simple fix that will solve all the IE8 problems!
Send that lame old horse to the glue factory and use Firefox!

IRM



posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 10:26 AM
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Originally posted by InfaRedMan
I have a simple fix that will solve all the IE8 problems!
Send that lame old horse to the glue factory and use Firefox!

IRM

I have a simple fix that will solve all the Firefox problems!
Change your browser. How intelligent an answer is that?



posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 10:33 AM
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I'm running IE8 on a new vista sp1 laptop and haven't had any probs with ATS or any PHP coded sites... yet...however odd as it sounds for a MS product ASP code will make it hang up or just take forever to load... don't remember if i've been to an XML site or not but coding type seems to be the issue



posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 10:35 AM
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Lighten up mate. It was a joke meant in good humor. Jeez!
If you wish to use that slow old tortoise, that's fine by me!

IRM



posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 11:19 AM
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Hey All,

In response to IE8 being better than previous versions of IE, this is true. However the claim that "all will be using it" is simply not true. IE8 may be closer to compliance than previous versions, but it is still a broken browser.

The largest component of IE that remains broken is the support for JavaScript. MS even admits that on their support forums. Most developers will not go running to "fix" their site to support IE specifically, but continue to support the majority of w3 browsers.

Javascript is the component that provides browsers with; image preloading support, rollover support, integrating dynamic content (ads) as well as a host of other tasks that provide a feature rich viewing experience to the website visitor. (this is an oversimplification, but I'm trying not to be technical here)

MS is losing ground again, in the browser market. They know it or they wouldn't be issuing IE8 so closely after IE7. Or do you really believe they are just offering these upgrades out of their caring nature? A very easy way to determine if the page is broken or if it is something browser specific would be to load the page in Google Chrome or Firefox or safari or your choice of any other non IE browser and see if that page is still broken.

For me, ATS has been working flawlessly using Firefox 2, and 3. As does 99% of the web. I wouldn't suggest that ATS go about making any "fixes" to the site until it is determined that MS has "fixed" their browser.

Here is a little note on the MS compatibility situation with IE8.

Thanks for reading.
..Ex



posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 11:26 AM
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I am using firefox and IE and I still am getting occasional blank pages and long page load times. I think it has to do with the linked AD servers taking forever to pass across some ads, more then it has anything to do with ATS itself. I’ll get pages where the header and footer load up right away, but the content takes forever to load, and I’ll notice that one of the Add boxes is black or sometimes white. So I again believe its long flash loads from the add servers.



posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 11:29 AM
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Everyone should be using firefox and noscript addon.

I will not bother with ie8, firefox is way better.



posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 11:35 AM
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pixel.quantserve.com is the one causing all the problems for me, no matter what browser I use. I hate that server, anybody have any suggestions how to bypass this? Just put it in hosts.deny?



posted on May, 22 2009 @ 08:47 PM
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Hmm. IE8 just asked me if I wanted to report ATS as a site containing malware! did I? Well - just in case....



posted on May, 22 2009 @ 08:49 PM
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IE8 is carp. Im unistalling right now



posted on May, 22 2009 @ 08:58 PM
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Uninstalled IE8 and everything back to normal speed with IE7. Note comments re Firefox etc, but not comfortable changing browsers. BTW whats withe the porn choice on IE8? Beggars belief!

Oh I see theres a separate thread on that one - i'll visit....

Cheers

Rat



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