Safari Shockwave Bug Still Not Fixed

When I saw that Safari 1.2 was out, I got excited. Perhaps, finally, Shockwave will work right in Safari. But, no luck. Shockwave still fails to draw 3D sprites in the right place.

To summarize: 3D sprites seem to draw about 20 higher on the screen than they should.
This includes overlapping and exceeding the top boundary of the Shockwave rectangle space. However, mouse positioning is still registered correctly. This means that any Shockwave 3D content where the user needs to click in the 3D sprite is pretty much broken. The user needs to click 20 pixels higher to get it right.

I just don’t understand why this is still broken. Macromedia blames Apple, but I think they need to work together to find a solution.

Safari is my browser of choice, mostly because it integrates so well with OS X. But I need to use MSIE to check a few sites that don’t work in Safari, and also Mozilla at times. Heck, even one of my main tools, phpMyAdmin, doesn’t work correctly in Safari — openning new browser windows when it should just replace a frame.

On a side note, I tried to use Mozilla Firebird, but I can’t get the Shockwave installer to work correctly with it. But it does work with the full Mozilla.

Posted on February 5, 2004 at 3:59 am by Gary Rosenzweig · Permalink
In: General