Why this blog doesn’t decently render in Chrome


UPDATEVinny sent me a script that fixes it.  Much thanks!

Right after I wrote a neato article on Chrome and Google Bookmarks, my blog stopped “working” in Chrome.  I finally figured out why.

Apparently, the script set that powers my dropdown menu—the “Accessible Website Dropdown Menu”—is written to look for the string “Apple Computer” in a browser’s useragent and serve webkit-oriented stuff to those browsers.  But Chrome now lists “Google inc.” in the user agent.

More details are in the bug report I filed (which, rightly, was marked “works as intended,” since it’s a script problem, not a Chrome bug).

If any folks more adept at JS than I am want to either help me fix this or—better yet—help the UDM folks fix it, that’d be super :-D.

13 comments… add one
  • Wysz Sep 18, 2008 Link Reply

    You may enjoy this fun, somewhat related read about the user-agent string.

  • Adam Sep 18, 2008 Link Reply

    Ah, yep, did read that.  Gah, so complicated! 😀

  • Adam Sep 18, 2008 Link Reply

    w00t… awesome BLADAM-reader (and hella smart colleague) Vinny sent me a fix! 😀

    y’all let me know if you see any continued funkiness, please.  Thanks!

  • Vinny Sep 18, 2008 Link Reply

    Thanks for the shoutout 🙂  ‘twas a simple fix … happy to help any time 🙂

  • Angelina Maben Sep 18, 2008 Link Reply

    Another good post. Thanks Vinny

  • John Sep 19, 2008 Link Reply

    Still broken in Opera 🙁 (I hope I filled the fields out properly, all I can see is the big comment box 🙂

  • Jeniffer Sep 19, 2008 Link Reply

    Thanks vinny. You solve my problems.

  • Mark business Sep 20, 2008 Link Reply

    Did notice it wasn’t working in chrome. Its good now 🙂

  • My site was rendering weird as well, but then I contacted google support and within 2 days they fixed whatever the problem was.  You may want to report a problem as well.

  • Dani Sep 28, 2008 Link Reply

    dont Work in Opera

  • Adam Sep 28, 2008 Link Reply

    Gah! Thanks for the info Dani (and others who have recently mentioned this to me as well).  I will try to figure out why the menu is now not working in Opera [sigh].

  • Abby Sep 29, 2008 Link Reply

    I’m not an early adopter – I like to wait a bit when something new comes out and people have a chance to identify any bugs that need to be fixed.

    I just embraced Firefox last year and am happy with it. I guess I need a good reason to switch to Chrome. Any thoughts?

  • Adam G Oct 3, 2008 Link Reply

    I am called by Bladam by someone.

    it was a derivative of Black Adam

    I am not black though, I am white.
    inside joke type thing Some say it reminds them of bladder

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