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Urggh! Safari won't load pages that Firefox can
Posted by: laarree
Date: July 05, 2007 12:55PM
I'm here at work, and am perpetually baffled why Safari refuses to load
many many many webpages (I get an endlessly spinning clocky-thingie)
whereas Firefox has no problems with the very same pages.



Right now I've got my Mac Pro at Tiger 10.4.10, Safari 2.0.4, Firefox 2.0.
I've tinkered with security settings in Safari (I have Plug-ins, Java, JavaScript
enabled, cookies accepted only from sites I navigate to, pop-ups blocked),
I've purged cache, history, reset Safari, etc. This situation has persisted for a
lonnnng time. At home I have no similar difficulties with a very similar Mac setup.

Any insights, explanations, solutions? I want to know.




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Re: Urggh! Safari won't load pages that Firefox can
Posted by: jdc
Date: July 05, 2007 01:15PM
have you tried the safari 3 beta?

cnn loads in about 5 seconds on my pokey DSL





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Re: Urggh! Safari won't load pages that Firefox can
Posted by: Don Kiyoti
Date: July 05, 2007 01:27PM
Hmm. My Safari is set up the same as Laree, and CNN loads fine, about 3 seconds with cable.





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Re: Urggh! Safari won't load pages that Firefox can
Posted by: laarree
Date: July 05, 2007 01:38PM
I did install Safari 3 beta. It's better than Safari 2 with loading these problem
pages, but still chokes on some of them.

For example, I just tested [www.newegg.com] in both Firefox 2 and Safari 3 beta.
Firefox loads it in a snap, but Safari 3 spins and spins and eventually
displays the message "Safari could not open the page “[www.newegg.com]”
because the server stopped responding."




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Re: Urggh! Safari won't load pages that Firefox can
Posted by: Psurfer
Date: July 05, 2007 01:58PM
laarree, I'm getting to that page just fine in Safari 1.3.2 (OS10.3.9 in an old MDD G4), so something's definitely not right w/yours. Maybe reinstall the program?

I only see any real advantage w/FF on really slow machines, like my clamshell iBook, where going to FF has made a huge difference.



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Re: Urggh! Safari won't load pages that Firefox can
Posted by: MartyStickle
Date: July 05, 2007 02:43PM
newegg page loads immediately in Safari 3 for me
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Re: Urggh! Safari won't load pages that Firefox can
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: July 05, 2007 02:44PM
Same here, no problems.

This is not to say that Safari is without limitations, just that in this instance, it works fine.






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Re: Urggh! Safari won't load pages that Firefox can
Posted by: pipiens
Date: July 05, 2007 04:59PM
An HTML check shows 136 errors [validator.w3.org]
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Re: Urggh! Safari won't load pages that Firefox can
Posted by: laarree
Date: July 05, 2007 05:04PM
Fascinating. I put that newegg link into the w3c validator and it reported
442 errors. I put the url of this thread into the validator and it reported
42 errors.




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Re: Urggh! Safari won't load pages that Firefox can
Posted by: blooz
Date: July 05, 2007 07:00PM
I've had the reverse problem. Sometimes firefox won't open my yahoo page but safari will. There's one other site that happens on sometimes.



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Re: Urggh! Safari won't load pages that Firefox can
Posted by: davemchine
Date: July 06, 2007 12:52AM
I have the same problem. Many pages will not load in safari but work fine in firefox. Very frustrating as I am forced to run two web browsers at the same time. If I told my pc friends that I'd be the laughing stock of the group. I have trouble with the apple website, yahoo groups, and various other sites.

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Re: Urggh! Safari won't load pages that Firefox can
Posted by: modelamac
Date: July 06, 2007 05:48AM
Try those sites as a New User, or Test User. It may be a corrupt cache or preference thing.



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Re: Urggh! Safari won't load pages that Firefox can
Posted by: davemchine
Date: July 06, 2007 11:03AM
One thing I have learned is that if you quit safari, start it again, and choose "reopen all windows from last session" from the history menu that the pages in question will work. There's a bug in safari and I'll be glad when apple fixes it.

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