Master builders website not working on firefox??

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Jedmeister, Apr 28, 2005.

  1. Jedmeister

    Jedmeister Guest

    can someone check ...

    http://www.masterbuilder.org.nz

    using firefox?

    For some reason, clicking on house of the year doesn't work - but, it works
    ok for me in Internet explorer.
     
    Jedmeister, Apr 28, 2005
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  2. Jedmeister

    Chris Hope Guest

    Instead of putting a regular old anchor tag around the image and text
    they've made the cell clickable. This is non-standard which is why it
    doesn't work in FF. Code below:

    <td valign=middle align=center onmouseover='m_over()'
    onmouseout='m_out()' onclick='m_click("http://hoy.ehosting.co.nz")'>
    <p><img src='images/hoy2004.gif' width="25" height="56" > &nbsp;</p>
    <p class="PubText">House of the Year. </p>
    </td>
     
    Chris Hope, Apr 28, 2005
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  3. One would hope that the reason they aren't good at websites is because
    they spend all their time building houses.
     
    Matthew Poole, Apr 28, 2005
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  4. Jedmeister

    Chris Hope Guest

    Just done a little more footwork and it appears that onclick() *is* part
    of the standard for a td element. I guess it must not be support in FF.
     
    Chris Hope, Apr 28, 2005
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  5. Jedmeister

    Peter Guest

    Peter, Apr 28, 2005
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  6. Jedmeister

    Peter Guest

    That link works in Konqueror for me, but not in Firefox (both running on
    Mandriva Linux 2005).


    Peter
     
    Peter, Apr 28, 2005
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  7. Jedmeister

    EMB Guest

    According to a builder friend of mine both the organisation and their
    "guarantee" aren't worth anything to the house owner - they offer
    nothing that isn't already laid out in statute and when they receive a
    complaint they just close ranks to protect their members. He only
    belongs because they've done a good marketing job and the public
    perceive using a builder who is a member as being a good idea.
     
    EMB, Apr 28, 2005
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  8. Jedmeister

    steven Guest

    what, that can not be.

    a OSS project not upholding standards

    *shudder* what is the world coming too ;p

    (note the smiley)
     
    steven, Apr 28, 2005
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  9. Jedmeister

    Shane Guest

    oh but it is..
    its upholding the microsoft standard of not working to standards
    :p
    (note I am also just pulling legs)
     
    Shane, Apr 28, 2005
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  10. Jedmeister

    Phstpok Guest

    Ok on ff1.03 ihug dialup
     
    Phstpok, Apr 28, 2005
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  11. Jedmeister

    Jedmeister Guest

    Yeah , thought as much. But, surely the builders who receive the awards must
    be a little better?? Which is why I was trying to see who got them.

    But, after clicking 'view previous winners', then 'new home awards', I get
    the famous 'this page cannot be found' error.

    http://www.masterbuilder.org.nz/HOY2004NewHomes.asp

    I've found in general, the architectural / building industry websites are
    shockers. Close to half the advertised webpages on the yellow pages, do not
    even exist (e.g, www.residentialdesign.co.nz/, www.wtatton.co.nz). 3/4 of
    the webpages that do exist, are really bad content wise.

    Guess I'll do this the old fashioned way - let your legs do the walking.
     
    Jedmeister, Apr 28, 2005
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    Rob J Guest

    First I knew you could fire an event on a table cell. Maybe that is an IE
    only extension to HTML.
     
    Rob J, Apr 28, 2005
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  13. Jedmeister

    Rob J Guest

    Rob J, Apr 28, 2005
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  14. gees, they write to a standard and the poxy browser doesnt work on it.
    /semi kidding.
     
    Dave - Dave.net.nz, Apr 28, 2005
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  15. Jedmeister

    Chris Hope Guest

    You can follow the standards but still not implement all of them, and
    you still produce a standards compliant browser, I think ?! Not that
    I'm trying to apolgise for FF though. Still, you'd think whoever
    designed that site would have tested it in FF as well as IE.
     
    Chris Hope, Apr 28, 2005
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  16. This is going to come off rather cocky, but at under 10% of the market,
    most webdesigners I know still dont care.

    The ones I would hire care though, and untill more of the owners of the
    websites tell their designers that it must work in FF, thats when more
    sites will, after all, they're the ones paying the cash over.

    And now for an anecdotal story.
    A freind of mine started a company, needed a whizz bang website, doing
    streaming of video from pubs/clubs so you could check it online prior to
    going out, anyway, the "web-designer"(term used loosely), made a site
    that only worked in IE, screwed something up with the streaming(it was
    choppy watching it on any connection), and then only provided the
    freeware version of the software he said he had bought for them, charged
    them ~$7500, and then went bust...

    Wanker aye.
     
    Dave - Dave.net.nz, Apr 28, 2005
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  17. Jedmeister

    Chris Hope Guest

    You're probably right. Even when Netscape still had a resonable market
    share none of the people I worked with bothered testing in it (this was
    back in the IE4 days when so many people in NZ were still using NN3
    because Xtra printed too many of their install CDs and were still
    flogging NN3 until about half way through 1999, and people *should*
    have been testing in NN).

    I wonder what those web designers do when the site owner comes back to
    them and say "hey my friend couldn't access my site because he's using
    FF"? Charge them more to "fix" it, even though it should just work? One
    of the things that amazes me is so many sites that have problems
    working in other browsers. It's actually really easy to make a site
    work in multiple browsers, just try not to be too clever. Hmm, end of
    rant :)
    Yep.
     
    Chris Hope, Apr 28, 2005
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  18. Jedmeister

    Chris Hope Guest

    Mind you, having said all that, wouldn't it be sooo much easier if there
    *was* only one browser ;)
     
    Chris Hope, Apr 28, 2005
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  19. Jedmeister

    Shane Guest

    should have told him to post in here, I'm pretty sure theres the odd web
    designer more than capable floating round ;-)
     
    Shane, Apr 28, 2005
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  20. you say it like you don't mean it.
    it would be... just like designing clothes would be very easy if there
    was only one body shape.
     
    Dave - Dave.net.nz, Apr 28, 2005
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