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Safari is a new web browser from Apple, running on MacOS X - since it is based on the KDE project's Codev.KHTML component, KonquerorBrowserIssues may apply, but others may be specific to the SafariBrowser.

There are useful articles on Safari at news.com as well as an in-depth article from the KDE and Apple developer perspective at Linux Journal.

Has anyone tried this with TWiki yet? Please log any issues here.

-- RichardDonkin - 16 Jan 2003

I'm fairly new to Twiki, but I do use it with Safari (I'm using a non-official beta - v65). The main problem that I have is that I consistently get the "Inproper use of the save script" message when creating and editing pages. Perhaps this isn't very specific to Safari, but it is a hassle (I also get it a similar message when I try to preview changes).

The only other issue I have seen is that canceling the login page javascript popup doesn't seem to be forwarding users correctly to the registration page.

-- DevinPoolman - 19 Mar 2003

Not sure what you mean by that script message - would be best to log a new support question, starting from WebHome here.

The login popup forwarding to the registration page is an issue with your bin/.htaccess file, this has a URL etc that redirects to the real page. Check the docs and post a question if needed, but Google:htaccess+twiki may help.

-- RichardDonkin - 20 Mar 2003

I am using Safari 1.0 (official released version) for everything TWiki. No warts as far as I can see - browser cache works correctly, no issues with losing edit window contect when I go back after an edit, etc. All very good.

I like Safari, a lot. Heartily recommend anyone with a Mac to use it. I heartily recommend anyone struggling with their PC to use a Mac. smile

-- NathanOllerenshaw - 02 Jul 2003

Safari seems to lock up if you click the "Change properties" button in the "Update attachments" page. By lock up, I mean that it completely ignores any further mouse and keyboard interaction in that window.

-- KurtHebel - 10 Oct 2003

Yahoo! The lastest version Safari (1.2) and apples Java engine (1.4.2) now works with TWikiDrawPlugin. I haven't tried HtmlAreaEditor but have heard rumors that it still does not work.

-- LynnwoodBrown - 03 Feb 2004

Since upgrading to a recent Twiki version (01 Sep 2004 $Rev: 1742 $, Plugin API version 1.025) I am having to authenticate multiple times to view our site. We have Twiki (actually the Apache fronting it) configured to require authentication for all access and work over HTTPS only. Other browsers (on Mac or other platforms) and the previous generation Twiki installation did not suffer from the problem. Anyone seen anything similar?

I need to enter my password three times before I am let in (even if I ask Safari to remember my password). Safari then displays the front page, however typically two of the images don't load (Safari sits there spinning its wheel to indicate that the page has not finished loading). If I hit cancel and reload, the page comes up straight away and complete. I can then navigate around most of the Twiki without having to re-enter my password, however some pages (sometimes when switching to a new web) require me to re-enter the password. Bizarre.

-- FrankTaylor - 05,06 Oct 2004

WillNorris gave me the fix for my problem today on TWikiIRC. Here it is:

  1. Make sure you have empty.css attached to PatternSkin topic.
  2. Add the following two lines to "Pattern Skin Settings" section of TWikiPreferences:
      * Set USERLAYOUTURL = %PUBURL%/%TWIKIWEB%/PatternSkin/empty.css
      * Set USERSTYLEURL = %PUBURL%/%TWIKIWEB%/PatternSkin/empty.css

Worked like a charm!

-- LynnwoodBrown - 14 Oct 2004

When using TOC all headings are linked with anchor tags - very handy. But when using Safari (I'm on 1.2.4 but do not know if that is relevant) the whole page reloads when using one of the TOC generated links and you are left right back at the top of the page. I also tested with Firefox on OSX, which worked as expected.

-- KarstynMcCoy - 19 Nov 2004

We are not using HTTPS and still have seen the same problem Frank Taylor reports with Safari & Konqueror. I find that clicking cancel twice (I get asked again to login) will clear the request and let the page load, and if I do log in I still occasionally get asked to login again - as with Frank this is most often when switching to a new web.

Using 02Sep2004 downloaded and installed yesterday, with all plugins etc as default.

-- TimKirk - 03 Dec 2004

After upgrading at my office, all the Safari users are seeing the behavior that Frank Taylor describes -- all pages require authentication, and you typically have to enter your username & password two or three times before it is accepted (though this varies).

It seems like any attempt to view -- not edit, just view -- a new web forces the web client to reauthenticate. We've got half a dozen webs or so, so each time a user browses to a different one that hasn't been visited since the browser was launched will trigger the authentication cycle.

We're using HTTPS for the whole site, but based on Tim Kirk's comment, that may not be material to the problem.

Also, the "remember my password" button is never ticked, even if the user entered it. I'm not sure how a web site can trigger that behavior, so maybe this is a Safari bug more than a Twiki bug, but our Twiki site is the only place where I or the half dozen Mac users I support have seen this.

This is being observed with Safari 1.2.4 (v125.12) and Twiki v20040902 (Cairo). It may be the same as this bug: http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Codev/CairoAsksForPasswordTwice

-- ChrisDevers - 06 Dec 2004

TWiki is still not working smoothly with newer Safari Browsers. While trying to fix this problem I found that the multiple password checks disappeared after switching some of the webs back to the default skin. Maybe the bug is related to the 2 include calls the pattern skin does (WebLeftBar, WebTopBar).
My 2 cents..

-- MathiasGmachl - 21 May 2005

Mathias, did you set the empty.css variables in TWikiPreferences?.

-- ArthurClemens - 21 May 2005

See also: SafariBrowser

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