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GMail: “Screw You, Safari!”


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12 Responses to "GMail: “Screw You, Safari!”"

  1. You're familiar with the concept of "beta state"?


  2. Naturally! 🙂

  3. This was on MacMegasite a few weeks ago 😉

  4. Safari compatability is high on the list of priorities. We're working on it right now.

    I'm using Mozilla right now on my 12" powerbook to access Gmail, and I'm looking forward to being able to go back to Safari.

  5. Gmail uses a *ton* of JavaScript that make it feel more like an application and less like a web-application. It's just a guess, but I would suspect this is why Safari doesn't work with it (I have tried and once the main UI loads you can't get anywhere...).

  6. I'll never understand why web developers rely so heavily on client-side scripting... It only makes things worse.

    All my pages use CSS only, no JavaScript for me!

  7. andy: Your pages are not a cutting edge webmail application. *Sigh*

  8. Tomas: (X)HTML is a way to represent information. The kind of information (bank account data, blogs, webmail, world destruction machine user interface, ...) is of secondary interest.

  9. Andy, it's impossible to duplicate GMail without JavaScript or something similar. Have you even seen GMail in action? It's whole concept is improving the features of webmail by using JavaScript (of course you only know it's there if you are a web developer type).

  10. Improve the features of webmail at the expense of breaking standard browser features and accessibility.

    Read: Gmail accessibility

  11. Jon: I'm not talking about duplicating the features, I'm talking about using (X)HTML the way it was designed to be used. If you want an application, write an application. Don't mistreat the poor web browsers for something like this.

  12. i tried a gmail beta test account and i have one comment. the site doesn't use sessions (or does it?), you can log-in at another computer on the same LAN and use both computers on one account. isn't that a security hole? imagine if you forgot to logout on your computer and you login on another computer on the network, what happens to the computer you forgot? simple, someone can use that to read and do whatever on your account. rants and raves please...