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current rating alt= tags always 3/5?

Posted by gr, Jun 30, 2007.

I'm seeing it on the recommendations page, but I guess it's probably everywhere.

All are 3/5, even when the actual rating is different.

(I noticed because I'm copy/pasting recs into the Notes section of an iPod to go shopping... see also a recommendation I'm about to post.)

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Reply by Philip James, Jul 26, 2007.

yeah - known issue, but i'm sure its annoying. we'll get to it soon

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Reply by gr, Jul 26, 2007.

Another lynx issue is that all the hidden panes (the pop up text) are visible at the TOP of the page, before real content. Unless that's because they're defined in , maybe you could drop that code to the end of the page? Or just browser detect against the common ascii browsers (lynx, w3m, wget, curl) and not bother with those?

It's not like I really want to Snooth in lynx--though, since work blocks it, I've used the site for real that way, and it does work, overall--but I definitely have cause to lynx -dump | perl -e " " > /Volumes/[ipod]/Notes/foo.txt. I mean, sure, CSV export will help more people, so do that first. But I don't think it'd be hard to be slightly kinder to the more limited browsers so they display more gracefully.

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Reply by Mark Angelillo, Jul 27, 2007.

Now that is an interesting request. Honestly, I probably never would have even bothered to look at Snooth in Lynx. Snooth makes heavy use of Javascript.

There has been discussion about creating a more mobile friendly and a less Javascript reliant version.

Yeah -- when we've got some free time we will look at this. Until then, people, let us know when things break at any time on any platform, but stick to the http://developer.yahoo.com/yui/arti... for optimal performance!

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Reply by Mark Angelillo, Jul 27, 2007.

On a somewhat related note, I signed up for Apple's Dev Connection iPhone Hack-a-thon event. Hopefully they'll make space for me and I'll get a chance to see what the iPhone browser's deal is and maybe resolve a bunch of the remaining iPhone issues in the process...

If you can hear me, Apple, I'd like to attend your event!

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Reply by gr, Jul 27, 2007.

Does this mean you'll stop calling it the iSmear? ;^>

The browser is, mostly, Safari, and it renders Snooth just fine at the moment, modulo things like the slider controls not working (should be possible to make them work, though). No Flash, yes PDF (to my surprise). For simple stuff (iTunes plugin for iPhone Remote), I've found testing with Safari on a mac is close enough.

Even though it handles the current page, a version that pushed less data through to the client side on initial page load would be Better, especially when on EDGE.

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Reply by Mark Angelillo, Jul 27, 2007.

When I say I want to find out what the iPhone's deal is, I want to find out how it isn't Safari. Anyway I'm sure that the event is going to be flooded so I'm not holding my breath.

And I haven't decided, but it can still be the iSmear. By no means is this a fair comparison, but I loathe IE6 and still need to support it.

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Reply by gr, Jul 27, 2007.

Fairly minimal ways. Basic maps.google.com links automagically redirect into the Google Maps app, but you can still forcibly load things (like "My Maps") in Safari (which was gratifiying to see), phone numbers get auto-highlighted and clicking them redirects into the phone (whence the first remote root exploit for iPhones... sigh), but the rendering bits are indistinguishible, by me, from Safari, less the input behavior.

It'd be worth it to know what to do in order to make things like your control mechanisms work, but I'm not sure you need Apple to do that. I trust you've already seen things like http://developer.apple.com/iphone/d... and http://tutorials20.com/design/desig... right? (There are a few other links in http://del.icio.us/gr/iphone that may be relevant, sample code and such.)


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