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Bob Nutsch
Hi,

I am using GeoNetwork 2.1 beta 5.  I'm wondering if there are recommended browsers to be used with GN?  I generally use Firefox but thinking that I would like to deploy GN to our users who use mostly IE in the near future, I tried to use GN with other browsers such as Internet Explorer 6.0 and Opera 9.2.  

In IE 6, the main GN page comes up OK, though the 3 boxes containing the 3 search types are not nicely aligned.  When using the Advanced Search and clicking on the graphic to the right of the Keywords field, the pull-down shows up OK but the second drop down box in the Where option overwrites the Keywords dropdown.  When going to Geographic Search, the "loading map viewer" continuously run with no completion. When I try to run Intermap by typing in the URL http://mypc:8085/intermap/ the map comes up but the navigation controls are disabled and I have a javascript icon in the lower left of my window indicating issues with intermap/srv/en/map.getMain.

In Opera 9.2, the main GN page comes up OK, and the 3 search type boxes are well aligned.  The Keywords pulldown list works well.  When going to the Geographic Search, the map viewer starts up OK (just like in Firefox) but when I click on Open Map Viewer nothing happens.  I look in the Opera Error Console and see some messages such as
CSS - http://mypc:8085/intermap/intermap-embedded.css?
Linked-in stylesheet
Declaration syntax error
Line 701:
filter: alpha(opacity=50);
When I try to run Intermap by using the URL, the map comes up but the navigation do not work, they don't appear to be disabled as in IE, they just don't work (e.g., zoom in tries to pan the map).

I have a hunch that these issues have to do with java scripting and/or my browser configuration.  Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Best regards, Bob


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Re: Internet browser issues with GeoNetwork

Andrea Carboni-2
Hi Bob,

up to now only 2 browsers can be used with geonetwork: firefox and IE6.
For normal navigation maybe any browser is ok but for the Ajax code in
the administration pages firefox and IE must be used. This is due to the XSL
transformations made on the browser and only firefox and IE support it.

Firefox works perfectly because it is the browser I use to create the web
interface (so it is the reference browser). IE works (more or less) but it
is not recommended to use it because some pages have artifacts that
it was not possible to fix. It does not follow the standards and it is a real
pain to make geonetwork working on it.

Cheers,
Andrea

> Hi,
>
> I am using GeoNetwork 2.1 beta 5.  I'm wondering if there are recommended
> browsers to be used with GN?  I generally use Firefox but thinking that I
> would like to deploy GN to our users who use mostly IE in the near future, I
> tried to use GN with other browsers such as Internet Explorer 6.0 and Opera
> 9.2.  
>
> In IE 6, the main GN page comes up OK, though the 3 boxes containing the 3
> search types are not nicely aligned.  When using the Advanced Search and
> clicking on the graphic to the right of the Keywords field, the pull-down
> shows up OK but the second drop down box in the Where option overwrites the
> Keywords dropdown.  When going to Geographic Search, the "loading map
> viewer" continuously run with no completion. When I try to run Intermap by
> typing in the URL http://mypc:8085/intermap/ the map comes up but the
> navigation controls are disabled and I have a javascript icon in the lower
> left of my window indicating issues with intermap/srv/en/map.getMain.
>
> In Opera 9.2, the main GN page comes up OK, and the 3 search type boxes are
> well aligned.  The Keywords pulldown list works well.  When going to the
> Geographic Search, the map viewer starts up OK (just like in Firefox) but
> when I click on Open Map Viewer nothing happens.  I look in the Opera Error
> Console and see some messages such as
> CSS - http://mypc:8085/intermap/intermap-embedded.css?
> Linked-in stylesheet
> Declaration syntax error
> Line 701:
> filter: alpha(opacity=50);
> When I try to run Intermap by using the URL, the map comes up but the
> navigation do not work, they don't appear to be disabled as in IE, they just
> don't work (e.g., zoom in tries to pan the map).
>
> I have a hunch that these issues have to do with java scripting and/or my
> browser configuration.  Any help or suggestions would be greatly
> appreciated.
>
> Best regards, Bob
>
>
>

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Re: Internet browser issues with GeoNetwork

Bob Nutsch
Thanks Andrea for the information.  

I don't have IE7, but plan to find a place where it's running and make
some additional tests to see if there's any improvement over IE6.  GN
has some very big potential for us (we are a state agency here in the
U.S.) but many people still use IE for their work, thus my concern.

Thanks again, Bob  


> -----Original Message-----
> From: [hidden email]
> [mailto:[hidden email]] On
> Behalf Of Andrea Carboni
> Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2007 2:43 PM
> To: [hidden email]
> Subject: Re: [GeoNetwork-users] Internet browser issues with
> GeoNetwork
>
> Hi Bob,
>
> up to now only 2 browsers can be used with geonetwork:
> firefox and IE6.
> For normal navigation maybe any browser is ok but for the
> Ajax code in the administration pages firefox and IE must be
> used. This is due to the XSL transformations made on the
> browser and only firefox and IE support it.
>
> Firefox works perfectly because it is the browser I use to
> create the web interface (so it is the reference browser). IE
> works (more or less) but it is not recommended to use it
> because some pages have artifacts that it was not possible to
> fix. It does not follow the standards and it is a real pain
> to make geonetwork working on it.
>
> Cheers,
> Andrea
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > I am using GeoNetwork 2.1 beta 5.  I'm wondering if there are
> > recommended browsers to be used with GN?  I generally use
> Firefox but
> > thinking that I would like to deploy GN to our users who
> use mostly IE
> > in the near future, I tried to use GN with other browsers such as
> > Internet Explorer 6.0 and Opera 9.2.
> >
> > In IE 6, the main GN page comes up OK, though the 3 boxes
> containing
> > the 3 search types are not nicely aligned.  When using the Advanced
> > Search and clicking on the graphic to the right of the
> Keywords field,
> > the pull-down shows up OK but the second drop down box in the Where
> > option overwrites the Keywords dropdown.  When going to Geographic
> > Search, the "loading map viewer" continuously run with no
> completion.
> > When I try to run Intermap by typing in the URL
> > http://mypc:8085/intermap/ the map comes up but the navigation
> > controls are disabled and I have a javascript icon in the
> lower left of my window indicating issues with
> intermap/srv/en/map.getMain.
> >
> > In Opera 9.2, the main GN page comes up OK, and the 3 search type
> > boxes are well aligned.  The Keywords pulldown list works
> well.  When
> > going to the Geographic Search, the map viewer starts up OK
> (just like
> > in Firefox) but when I click on Open Map Viewer nothing happens.  I
> > look in the Opera Error Console and see some messages such as CSS -
> > http://mypc:8085/intermap/intermap-embedded.css?
> > Linked-in stylesheet
> > Declaration syntax error
> > Line 701:
> > filter: alpha(opacity=50);
> > When I try to run Intermap by using the URL, the map comes
> up but the
> > navigation do not work, they don't appear to be disabled as in IE,
> > they just don't work (e.g., zoom in tries to pan the map).
> >
> > I have a hunch that these issues have to do with java
> scripting and/or
> > my browser configuration.  Any help or suggestions would be greatly
> > appreciated.
> >
> > Best regards, Bob
> >
> >
> >
>
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ByronC
Bob

I just loaded IE 7 to test this.  The map still will not display.

This is a problem for me since all of our organization uses IE.  Not my choice and unfortunately out of my control.  I have had no problems running GN 2.03 on IE.  What are there other issues (artifacts) other than map display that do not work on IE? If it is only administrative tools that have the problems and not query tools (other than the map) I may be ok.

Byron


Bob Nutsch wrote
Thanks Andrea for the information.  

I don't have IE7, but plan to find a place where it's running and make
some additional tests to see if there's any improvement over IE6.  GN
has some very big potential for us (we are a state agency here in the
U.S.) but many people still use IE for their work, thus my concern.

Thanks again, Bob  


> -----Original Message-----
> From: geonetwork-users-bounces@lists.sourceforge.net
> [mailto:geonetwork-users-bounces@lists.sourceforge.net] On
> Behalf Of Andrea Carboni
> Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2007 2:43 PM
> To: geonetwork-users@lists.sourceforge.net
> Subject: Re: [GeoNetwork-users] Internet browser issues with
> GeoNetwork
>
> Hi Bob,
>
> up to now only 2 browsers can be used with geonetwork:
> firefox and IE6.
> For normal navigation maybe any browser is ok but for the
> Ajax code in the administration pages firefox and IE must be
> used. This is due to the XSL transformations made on the
> browser and only firefox and IE support it.
>
> Firefox works perfectly because it is the browser I use to
> create the web interface (so it is the reference browser). IE
> works (more or less) but it is not recommended to use it
> because some pages have artifacts that it was not possible to
> fix. It does not follow the standards and it is a real pain
> to make geonetwork working on it.
>
> Cheers,
> Andrea
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > I am using GeoNetwork 2.1 beta 5.  I'm wondering if there are
> > recommended browsers to be used with GN?  I generally use
> Firefox but
> > thinking that I would like to deploy GN to our users who
> use mostly IE
> > in the near future, I tried to use GN with other browsers such as
> > Internet Explorer 6.0 and Opera 9.2.
> >
> > In IE 6, the main GN page comes up OK, though the 3 boxes
> containing
> > the 3 search types are not nicely aligned.  When using the Advanced
> > Search and clicking on the graphic to the right of the
> Keywords field,
> > the pull-down shows up OK but the second drop down box in the Where
> > option overwrites the Keywords dropdown.  When going to Geographic
> > Search, the "loading map viewer" continuously run with no
> completion.
> > When I try to run Intermap by typing in the URL
> > http://mypc:8085/intermap/ the map comes up but the navigation
> > controls are disabled and I have a javascript icon in the
> lower left of my window indicating issues with
> intermap/srv/en/map.getMain.
> >
> > In Opera 9.2, the main GN page comes up OK, and the 3 search type
> > boxes are well aligned.  The Keywords pulldown list works
> well.  When
> > going to the Geographic Search, the map viewer starts up OK
> (just like
> > in Firefox) but when I click on Open Map Viewer nothing happens.  I
> > look in the Opera Error Console and see some messages such as CSS -
> > http://mypc:8085/intermap/intermap-embedded.css?
> > Linked-in stylesheet
> > Declaration syntax error
> > Line 701:
> > filter: alpha(opacity=50);
> > When I try to run Intermap by using the URL, the map comes
> up but the
> > navigation do not work, they don't appear to be disabled as in IE,
> > they just don't work (e.g., zoom in tries to pan the map).
> >
> > I have a hunch that these issues have to do with java
> scripting and/or
> > my browser configuration.  Any help or suggestions would be greatly
> > appreciated.
> >
> > Best regards, Bob
> >
> >
> >
>
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Re: Internet browser issues with GeoNetwork

Bob Nutsch
Hi Byron,

Thanks for the feedback on IE7.  I haven't been able to get access to
that yet so your comments help greatly.

When running GN as an end user on IE6 I get the problems noted at the
start of this thread, e.g., not being able to the Geographic Search.
The Simple Search seems to be OK, but with Advanced Search I have the
"graphic artifact" noted in my initial post where the pulldown for
keywords is overwritten by one of the Where fields. In general, as you
probably noticed, it appears that in IE the data entry fields and field
labels don't align as nicely as they do in Firefox.  

I don't yet do much in admin mode.  I imported some metadata via batch
mode and then went back and imported the thumbnail.  That worked OK.

So for me in the context of IE problems and at this point in my testing,
other than the cosmetic things with the worst being the pulldown list
being overwritten by the Where field, the biggest thing is not having
the graphical search ability or the ability to run Intermap.  Even
though I mentioned Opera in my original posting, Opera accounts for less
than 1% of our total browser use.  It is something that I use to test
site compatibility.  However, I would like to see GN run better on IE
than it currently does.  Even though I'm not a developer, I do work with
a number of developers, so I can share some of Andrea's pain getting the
code to work with IE.  Hopefully some of these bigger issues can be
ironed out at some point.

Regards, Bob  



> -----Original Message-----
> From: [hidden email]
> [mailto:[hidden email]] On
> Behalf Of ByronC
> Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2007 5:16 PM
> To: [hidden email]
> Subject: Re: [GeoNetwork-users] Internet browser issues with
> GeoNetwork
>
>
> Bob
>
> I just loaded IE 7 to test this.  The map still will not display.
>
> This is a problem for me since all of our organization uses
> IE.  Not my choice and unfortunately out of my control.  I
> have had no problems running GN 2.03 on IE.  What are there
> other issues (artifacts) other than map display that do not
> work on IE? If it is only administrative tools that have the
> problems and not query tools (other than the map) I may be ok.
>
> Byron
>
>
>
> Bob Nutsch wrote:
> >
> > Thanks Andrea for the information.  
> >
> > I don't have IE7, but plan to find a place where it's
> running and make
> > some additional tests to see if there's any improvement
> over IE6.  GN
> > has some very big potential for us (we are a state agency
> here in the
> > U.S.) but many people still use IE for their work, thus my concern.
> >
> > Thanks again, Bob
> >
> >
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: [hidden email]
> >> [mailto:[hidden email]] On
> Behalf Of
> >> Andrea Carboni
> >> Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2007 2:43 PM
> >> To: [hidden email]
> >> Subject: Re: [GeoNetwork-users] Internet browser issues with
> >> GeoNetwork
> >>
> >> Hi Bob,
> >>
> >> up to now only 2 browsers can be used with geonetwork:
> >> firefox and IE6.
> >> For normal navigation maybe any browser is ok but for the
> Ajax code
> >> in the administration pages firefox and IE must be used.
> This is due
> >> to the XSL transformations made on the browser and only
> firefox and
> >> IE support it.
> >>
> >> Firefox works perfectly because it is the browser I use to
> create the
> >> web interface (so it is the reference browser). IE works (more or
> >> less) but it is not recommended to use it because some pages have
> >> artifacts that it was not possible to fix. It does not follow the
> >> standards and it is a real pain to make geonetwork working on it.
> >>
> >> Cheers,
> >> Andrea
> >>
> >> > Hi,
> >> >
> >> > I am using GeoNetwork 2.1 beta 5.  I'm wondering if there are
> >> > recommended browsers to be used with GN?  I generally use
> >> Firefox but
> >> > thinking that I would like to deploy GN to our users who
> >> use mostly IE
> >> > in the near future, I tried to use GN with other
> browsers such as
> >> > Internet Explorer 6.0 and Opera 9.2.
> >> >
> >> > In IE 6, the main GN page comes up OK, though the 3 boxes
> >> containing
> >> > the 3 search types are not nicely aligned.  When using
> the Advanced
> >> > Search and clicking on the graphic to the right of the
> >> Keywords field,
> >> > the pull-down shows up OK but the second drop down box
> in the Where
> >> > option overwrites the Keywords dropdown.  When going to
> Geographic
> >> > Search, the "loading map viewer" continuously run with no
> >> completion.
> >> > When I try to run Intermap by typing in the URL
> >> > http://mypc:8085/intermap/ the map comes up but the navigation
> >> > controls are disabled and I have a javascript icon in the
> >> lower left of my window indicating issues with
> >> intermap/srv/en/map.getMain.
> >> >
> >> > In Opera 9.2, the main GN page comes up OK, and the 3
> search type
> >> > boxes are well aligned.  The Keywords pulldown list works
> >> well.  When
> >> > going to the Geographic Search, the map viewer starts up OK
> >> (just like
> >> > in Firefox) but when I click on Open Map Viewer nothing
> happens.  I
> >> > look in the Opera Error Console and see some messages
> such as CSS -
> >> > http://mypc:8085/intermap/intermap-embedded.css?
> >> > Linked-in stylesheet
> >> > Declaration syntax error
> >> > Line 701:
> >> > filter: alpha(opacity=50);
> >> > When I try to run Intermap by using the URL, the map comes
> >> up but the
> >> > navigation do not work, they don't appear to be disabled
> as in IE,
> >> > they just don't work (e.g., zoom in tries to pan the map).
> >> >
> >> > I have a hunch that these issues have to do with java
> >> scripting and/or
> >> > my browser configuration.  Any help or suggestions would
> be greatly
> >> > appreciated.
> >> >
> >> > Best regards, Bob
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
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