Log in

No account? Create an account
IE 5.5 and LiveJournal - brad's life — LiveJournal [entries|archive|friends|userinfo]
Brad Fitzpatrick

[ website | bradfitz.com ]
[ userinfo | livejournal userinfo ]
[ archive | journal archive ]

IE 5.5 and LiveJournal [Mar. 25th, 2005|10:26 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick

So I'm using all the stand-alone IE browsers from evolt.org, but I'm not sure if they don't really work, or LiveJournal really looks this terrible in IE 5.5:


Can somebody with IE 5.5 let me know?

In the meantime I'm gonna dig through my email and find my vmware license. I have plenty of Windows CDs, I think. When did the different IEs come with different windows?

(Deleted comment)
[User Picture]From: mordant
2005-03-25 06:31 pm (UTC)
The machines at my college (RMIT) do that to LJ, but I think they're running XP Corporate, so God knows what IE version is installed.

Want me to follow up on it for you?

(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: brad
2005-03-25 06:33 pm (UTC)

Yeah, if you could let me know what this URL says:

(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: mordant
2005-03-25 06:36 pm (UTC)
I'm not on campus right now, but will keep you posted
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: nosrialleon
2005-03-25 06:48 pm (UTC)

I get the same thing at work.

Mine is:
Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows NT 4.0)
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
(Deleted comment)
[User Picture]From: boggyb
2005-03-25 06:36 pm (UTC)
I've got a laptop with Win98 and IE5.5, so if I get a chance I'll try with that. I think 5.5 is the highest version you can use on Win95, so you could try that.
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: jeremyleff
2005-03-25 06:45 pm (UTC)
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: brad
2005-03-25 06:50 pm (UTC)
Yeah. :-(

The sad thing is it used to work great everywhere, then somebody broke it and never tested. Jesse's guessing it was the breadcrumbs.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: lakeguy
2005-03-25 07:22 pm (UTC)
sucky, I guess the age of old saying if it isn't broke don't try to fix it or you may have left over peices.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: wetzel
2005-03-25 06:55 pm (UTC)
i've been using those standalone browsers from evolt for a while, and yes IE 5.5 screws up on the login page for me too. (XP SP2)

For some reason I can't seem to get the evolt browsers to save cookies, have you experienced that? IE 6 works fine, but 5.5 and 5.0 will not save cookies.
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: brentdax
2005-03-25 07:14 pm (UTC)
Sadly typical.

The stand-alone browsers aren't completely reliable, especially with Javascript; you should really try it with a version integrated into its OS.

Windows 95
None (ah, the simple days...)
Windows NT 4
IE 2 (!)
Windows 95 OSR 2
IE 3
Windows 98
IE 4
Windows 98, Second Edition
Windows 2000</dd>
IE 5
Note: I seem to remember that Win2000 actually shipped with a late beta rather than the final release, but I could be wrong.
Windows 98, Third Edition (a.k.a. ME)
IE 5.5
Windows XP
Windows Server 2003
IE 6
Windows XP SP2
IE 6 SV1
(Reply) (Thread)
From: cjensen
2005-03-25 07:20 pm (UTC)

Moz 1.0

It looks about the same in Mozilla 1.0 / FreeBSD. I just assumed that was my punishment for using an ancient version.
(Reply) (Thread)
From: evan
2005-03-25 07:23 pm (UTC)
due to autoupdate, ie5.5 is relatively uncommon. but i think its market share is small enough to compare to, say, the share of firefox. :P
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: brad
2005-03-25 07:23 pm (UTC)
But all the cool kids use Firefox, so love to them.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: penangrain
2005-03-25 09:30 pm (UTC)
I'm running IE 5.0. It comes with win 2k. At least I run it when Firefox won't show images and stuff. :-) I get the same kinds of problems you show in the pict, when i click on edit user info and am not signed in (don't know about signed in). "One or more errors occured...," is written on top of (overlapping) the blue page header. The word, "information," seems to be written underneath the words, "LiVE JOURNAL," in the header. Here's a picture, if i can attach. Nope, can't. So, the error msg is also written on top of the path links too.
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: decklin
2005-03-25 10:33 pm (UTC)
i can confirm this... same crap with 5.0 on 98.

don't ask me why i happened to have the laptop booted into windows right now. *shudder*
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: mart
2005-03-26 02:54 am (UTC)

The box model and positioning was pretty buggy in IE 5. I don't know at all, but it wouldn't surprise me if that's what the old version would make of Xcolibur. Remember that this was the period where you really couldn't do any kind of layout with CSS because of the wildly different interpretations of CSS positioning and box model. Fortunately, we've come a long way since then in almost every browser.

(Reply) (Thread)