stupid safari

this should be a field of #bdcebb. for some reason, safari insists on displaying it as #b0c4af. camino doesn't do this. internet explorer doesn't do this. icab doesn't do this. omniweb doesn't do this. opera doesn't do this. the “Preview” application does this. obviously safari is applying some sort of color correction or gamma setting to png files that no other macintosh browser does. which would be okay, if it applied the same color correction to colors specified via css. but, naturally, it does not. it also appears to not do it for gif images, either. (if you're using safari, check out this page to see the difference. the background color is set via css, the block in the middle is the image that should be the same color as the background.)


that's why safari is not worth the time [yet].

» arvind » march 13, 2003 12:43am


» arvind » march 13, 2003 12:44am

i don't write about the internet explorer bugs that i have to deal with, because i know they'll never get fixed. and these safari bugs have been trivial in comparison to the ie ones i've had to deal with. (admittedly, i don't know remember any mozilla/gecko bugs i've had to work around, although i'm not sure that makes up for the netscape 4 crap that still haunts me.)

» jim (link) » march 13, 2003 8:40am

i've recently been dealing with some ns4 stuff again. that is torture! if i remember correctly, it doesn't even support filenames with spaces!

it would be great if all browsers rendered the standard stuff the same and MS wouldn't play tricks on other companies like Opera. but in that kind of a world, we wouldn't have negative IQs as president.

» arvind » march 13, 2003 10:17am

This has been causing me headaches for a bit now too.

I use jpgs that should blend with the defined background color, and it looks like crap.


» Scott Romesburg » september 12, 2004 10:37pm

same problem here... oddly enough, photoshop 7.0 is (mis)displaying the colors just like safari. I make a rectangle colored #f5f5f5, but the on-screen display is #f2f2f2... I guess i'll just have to code for everything but safari and explain the issue to the safari-user that i'm building the site for... is this some sort of icc profile issue, or a gamma correction issue, or what?

» Peter » august 9, 2005 5:59pm

now works with SF3.

If any problem try changing the color profile to none in your image. Should work just fine.

» Bboy » october 4, 2007 2:42pm

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