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Thank you to fj and jwg for their help with my website. I desperately need someone who has Netscape 6 and/or Lynx to look at the site, though. The URL is http://pulm.bumc.bu.edu/spweb/bupulmonary.org/. I need to know whether I have to detect all versions of Netscape or just those lower than 6 and whether I need to detect Lynx. I appreciate any help I can get with this. Thanks.

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volta
Oct. 14th, 2003 07:15 pm (UTC)
Running as I normally do, with Javascript disabled, the page is completely unusable: the menu appears initially collapsed, with no way to expand it, and all of the links are done in Javascript anyway so I can't follow the ones I can see.

Turning on Javascript, the menu 'works' in Mozilla Firebird, so in theory it should work in Netscape 6. I put 'works' in scare quotes because most of the links don't seem to actually go anywhere, but I can expand and collapse the menu at will. Normally, even if this were a site I was willing to turn Javascript on to view, I would never click on any of those links since I can't see where they are going, just that they're going to run some javascript.

In Lynx, the menu appears almost at the top of the page, and is fully expanded. The javascript links don't work at all, of course. This is what I see in Lynx:

--- 8< ---
The Pulmonary Center at Boston University School of Medicine (p1 of 2)

The Pulmonary Center, Boston University School of Medicine
Phone: 617-638-4860
Fax: 617-536-8093
Address: 715 Albany Street, R-304
Boston, MA 02118

* Home
* Clinical Programs
+ General Description
+ Outpatient
+ Bronchoscopy
+ Tuberculosis
+ Intensive Care
* Research Programs
+ Developmental Biology
+ Endothelial Biology
+ Epidemiology
+ Immunology
o IL-16
o Asthma
o Osteopontin
+ Lung Cancer
+ Matrix Biology
+ Stem Cell Biology
* Training Programs
+ Fellowships
o Pulmonary
[square.gif] & Critical Care
o Allergy
[square.gif] & Immunology
o Sleep
+ Courses
o Clinical Course
o Research Course
+ Pathways
* Personnel
+ Faculty
+ Staff
+ Fellows
* Conferences
+ Conference Schedules
[square.gif] & Information
+ Chest Cases

For Pulmonary Center personnel:
Check your Pulmonary Center E-Mail
Check your e-mail

Welcome
to the
official website
of the
Pulmonary Center
at
Boston University
School of Medicine! Drs. Jerome Brody, left, and David Center, right

The Pulmonary Center is an internationally-recognized clinical and
basic science research facility. Officially, it consists of two sister
components belonging to Boston University Medical Center (BUMC):
--- 8< ---
volta
Oct. 14th, 2003 07:18 pm (UTC)
*sigh* Stupid LJ throwing away my formatting. Here is what I actually see in Lynx:

--- 8< ---
         The Pulmonary Center at Boston University School of Medicine (p1 of 2)

   The Pulmonary Center, Boston University School of Medicine
   Phone:   617-638-4860
   Fax:     617-536-8093
   Address: 715 Albany Street, R-304
            Boston, MA 02118
   
     * Home
     * Clinical Programs
          + General Description
          + Outpatient
          + Bronchoscopy
          + Tuberculosis
          + Intensive Care
     * Research Programs
          + Developmental Biology
          + Endothelial Biology   
          + Epidemiology
          + Immunology
               o IL-16
               o Asthma
               o Osteopontin
          + Lung Cancer
          + Matrix Biology
          + Stem Cell Biology
     * Training Programs
          + Fellowships
               o Pulmonary
                 [square.gif] & Critical Care
               o Allergy
                 [square.gif] & Immunology
               o Sleep
          + Courses
               o Clinical Course
               o Research Course
          + Pathways
     * Personnel
          + Faculty
          + Staff
          + Fellows
     * Conferences
          + Conference Schedules
            [square.gif] & Information
          + Chest Cases
   
   For Pulmonary Center personnel:
   Check your Pulmonary Center E-Mail
   Check your e-mail
      
   Welcome
   to the
   official website
   of the
   Pulmonary Center
   at
   Boston University
   School of Medicine! Drs. Jerome Brody, left, and David Center, right

   The  Pulmonary  Center  is  an internationally-recognized clinical and
   basic science research facility. Officially, it consists of two sister
   components belonging to Boston University Medical Center (BUMC):
--- 8< ---
spwebdesign
Oct. 14th, 2003 07:34 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I appreciate your help. So, Lynx can't process javascript?
spwebdesign
Oct. 14th, 2003 07:36 pm (UTC)
I guess I'll have to detect for Lynx and for browsers with JavaScript turned off and give them a whitebread version that is at least functional. Thanks.
volta
Oct. 14th, 2003 07:40 pm (UTC)
If you can use ssh with keys, I can give you an account on a machine with Lynx for testing this sort of thing.
volta
Oct. 14th, 2003 07:38 pm (UTC)
Correct. That is one of Lynx's advantages.

I don't know how much of a consideration it is for you, but many (most?) browsers for visually impaired users don't support Javascript either.
spwebdesign
Oct. 14th, 2003 07:43 pm (UTC)
Not a huge consideration, since I doubt there are any blind applicants to the Pulmonary fellowship, as visual impairment would inhibit the ability to interpret CT scans and X-rays, a necessary part of the job.
slinkr
Oct. 14th, 2003 10:21 pm (UTC)
It's wacky in Netscape 7 on Solaris
I'm killing time in the lab at school. The Javascript mostly works using NS 7 on a Solaris system. For some reason, I couldn't get to some of the links under Research Programs, but the others seemed to work and the other menus I tried also worked.
spwebdesign
Oct. 15th, 2003 03:24 am (UTC)
Re: It's wacky in Netscape 7 on Solaris
I suppose I should have mentioned that not all the links work yet. :) Thanks, I did want to know about other Netscape versions. Appreciate the help.
treacle_well
Oct. 15th, 2003 02:28 pm (UTC)
Looks fine in Netscape 6.2.3

Do you still need someone to look at it in Opera? If so, I can do that when I get home tonight, as that's my usual browser (currently running 6.0 I think).

spwebdesign
Oct. 15th, 2003 03:08 pm (UTC)
That would be great. Thanks!
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