I have downloaded the latest test build r12932, and find that it
treats frames in an entirely different way to what it test builds did
less than 3 months ago.
Positioning the mouse pointer over any one frame and rotating the
scroll wheel used to scroll only the frame that it was underneath it;
now it scrolls the whole caboodle, and reveals a previously unseen
blank frame at the bottom. (??)
It also scrolls (using the slider bars) much less smoothly, and rather
I am looking at:
Wild Flowers http://wildflowerfinder.org.uk/
Burning the midnight candle at both ends of the barrel
When I try and search for text on a web page, the dialogue box accepts
the first letter and then disappears are searches for just that
Does anyone else have this issue? (Iyonix on both 5.16 and 5.17)
It works correctly on the default homepage.
On the positive side, I successfully did my voter registration online
Doing a bit of scripting to compensate for inadequacies in the BBC Radio 4
Schedule page, I find that, whilst a URL file containing:
takes me directly to the Late section in NetSurf, the same URL sent from
PHP as a header('Location: ...) function seems to lose the fragment
identifier altogether and just loads the base page.
It does, however, work OK when called with IE8 under Windows XP Pro, and
Firefox under Linux.
I am puzzled as to why this only happens with NetSurf.
I am running the PHP scripting locally using WebJames, but the same thing
happens if I put the script on my web site, except now IE8 ignores the
fragment identifier as well!
Has anyone else noticed that if a mail fetch initiates while NetSurf
is rendering a page, then NS exits with a fatal error?
Before submitting a report, it would be interesting to know whether
anyone else has experienced this.
It has done it several times here over the past few weeks(?), but has
taken me a while to realise the connection. I have now tried fetching
a web page and then forcing a mail fetch - it gives the error
sometimes - it may depend on exactly where NS has reached in the
rendering when the mail fetch starts and whether the page to be
rendered is already in the cache or not.
Forcing a news/rss fetch while NS was rendering a page caused NetSurf
to just vanish from the iconbar, with no error message. The pages
used for the test were ROOL pages.
I did these tests with r13071, but the errors have also occurred with
earlier releases. Machine is an Iyonix with RISC OS 5.17. Mail/news
software is Netfetch with Hermes and NewsHound.
NetSurf crashed yesterday while I was doing my online banking. I
would like to provide a crash log - but if I do, that would expose
some of my banking credentials, wouldn't it, and therefore put me
r13077, RISC OS 5.16, 512 MiB, not that the information is of much
use to you, presumably. I reverted to r12911 and completed the
I am aware that recent versions of NS for RO have crashed far more
often than older ones did, though I can't see any pattern.
On Tue, October 25, 2011 1:13 pm, Ste (PlusNet) wrote:
> RISC OS Open would like to contact the current RISC OS NetSurf
> developers (off the mailing list). Who should we email?
Is the subject *really* RISC OS-specific?
You're welcome to email me, but I can't imagine that I'd be the only
person interested or affected. Is there are reason not to mail the
developer mailing list and thereby catch everyone in one go?
Steve Fryatt - Leeds, England
I just got an email from i4imaging which included a file oleO.bmp which
NetSurf didn't like very much declaring BadType as it was fetching and
processing. Said file didn't seem to render. Are bmp file a no go area,
> In article <498c4e2752.pnyoung(a)pnyoung.ormail.co.uk>,
> Dr Peter Young <pnyoung(a)ormail.co.uk> wrote:
>> However, 13077 says "Disable Sprite support -
>> DataTypes can't handle these", so could that be fouling something up
for RISC OS?
> It actually says:
> Disable Sprite support - DataTypes can handle these.
> which is rather different!
Yep, it's an Amiga-specific build change affecting the non-RISC OS Sprite
loader. There is no impact on RISC OS whatsoever.
> Sprites still load.
They do on the Amiga build too, I've just switched over to using the
fallback decoder (DataTypes). For those who are interested, DataTypes are
an OS plug-in system for various filetypes - the Sprite DataType uses the
same base code as NetSurf's non-RISC OS built-in support. Basically I'm
saving a few kilobytes by taking it out of the main executable, as it is
not something which is commonly used here.
This is an URL file I use -- a doubleclick on it always worked until
last week to get directly to the Forwarders page, but now Netsurf
tells me it cannot resolve host server6.spellings.net.
Netsurf r13033 tells me "Could not resolve host: server6.spellings.net
(Domain name not found)". Yet I can ping that host successfully.
Loaded up good ol' Fresco, and the URL file works there.
So I went back to an older version of Netsurf (2.7) and it works
there too, other than the complaint about invalid certificate.
However, it then asks for username and password again, thinks a bit,
asks for username and password again, thinks a bit, again ...
Did something to do with this get broken in a recent development
version of Netsurf? My URL worked on Oct 7, and I installed a more
recent dev version after that.
Jim Nagel www.archivemag.co.uk
see you at London show? www.riscoslondonshow.co.uk Oct 29 Saturday
On Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 10:57:21AM +0100, Vince M Hudd wrote:
> Either way, this is now off-topic.
Indeed it is. It was off topic about four mails in.
Please don't sprawl your RISC OS discussions on this list. I'm sure there're
places where you don't irritate many people while doing so. I've received
complaints, so that thread stops now, or I start forcibly unsubscribing people.
Keep the focus guys.
Daniel Silverstone http://www.netsurf-browser.org/
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