Nasty Safari 3 Beta Bug & WordPress

Yes, I have plugged Safari on this blog. No, I am not currently using it very much. Why? Because a Safari 3 beta bug with the latest versions of WordPress.

Basically, when you edit an entry with Safari 3, all paragraph and line breaks are released… resulting in the saved entry being one massive paragraph. Of course, most of you don’t need to worry about this, so Safari away.

But, that said, the latest nightly builds of WebKit (Safari’s core) haven’t yet fixed the issue. Apple, help!

2 Responses

  1. Mark Rowe
    Mark Rowe September 9, 2007 at 1:36 am |

    Have you filed a bug report? If not, see for information on how to go about doing that.

  2. admin
    admin September 9, 2007 at 2:13 am |

    I’ve reported it using the “consumer” route (the bug button)… but I haven’t sent in an official WebKit report yet. I plan on doing it soon… but this is a pretty chronic issue, I’ll be surprised it hasn’t been filed yet.

    Apple’s history of bug reporting and I haven’t fared as well as I’d like (RadarWeb is nice, but only if you can search through bugs, and when you can’t, you’re shooting in the dark)… but this was more of a general advisory for the WordPress admins out there. Nothing’s fun like making a minor edit and then having to reconstruct an entire entry.

    Edit: Ran a quick Bugzilla search and didn’t find it. I’ll post a report tomorrow. Yeah, I know, I should have done that before posting this entry… but I would have written it afterwords anyways. I think other Apple products could use a Bugzilla layer more than WebKit, but it sure does help in these cases. If this was another Apple product (sans Bugzilla), I wouldn’t even have thought to send this in.

    Keep up the good work… it’s always interesting to remind Windows Mobile users how many years out-of-sync their browser’s source code is. Well, except when I’m using one…


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