Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007
My colleague Brian Dillard is just putting the finishing touches on the 0.6 beta release of Really Simple History (RSH). What’s new and improved?
I’ve tried to be as ambitious as possible with this release: full support of IE7/Win, Safari/Win, Safari/Mac, Opera/Win, Opera/Mac. I’ve didn’t quite get there, but I got close.
Features in the new version include:
- Full support for IE7/Windows (though my only Windows machines use IE7 Standalone, so I need help testing on “real” IE7 installs).
- Full support for Safari 2/Mac (though I’m still trying to eliminate the “infinite loading” bug before I push out the beta).
- Partial support for Safari 3/Windows (hampered by bugs in the current beta version of the browser).
- Full support for cross-platform Opera 9.22 (though you may need to hard-code an image into your markup).
- A totally revamped test page that allows you to play with the library in your browser of choice and see how it works behind the scenes.
As always, RSH works beautifully in Firefox 2 for Windows and the Mac. I hope to give it a good shakedown on Linux browsers in the next release.
What was the main source of difficulty in this release? In a word, Safari.
Plenty of people who’ve worked on Ajax bookmarking projects have
commented about this, but it only becomes clear once you’ve actually
seen it in action. Getting this thing to work in Safari 2 for the Mac
took a wildly disproportionate amount of time considering its market
Hopefully these dusty corners of the browser world will get improved over time.
Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 2:08 pm