Apple's latest beta release of the Web browser Safari, which we reported yesterday afternoon, has fixed a number of problems. Flash is considerably faster, XML compatibility is enhanced, and more sites render correctly than in previous versions.
However, there are a number significant bugs (for some users) that have not been fixed. In fact, some readers are scrambling to re-install the previous beta of Safari in response to newly introduced problems.
As with other iApps, it is a good idea to repair permissions with the Apple Disk Utility following installation of the latest Safari release.
Banking Web sites Users are still having problems with banking web sites in the v60 release. For instance, the latest version still cannot access Citibank Online, but using the shareware utility Safari Enhancer (or enabling debug mode manually) and setting User Agent to 'WindowsMSIE 6' and Security to 'Perform Lax Certificate Checks' does allow access.
On the flip side, some users note that Safari is the only browser under Mac OS X that will work for their online transactions. David Lunt writes:
"I should say that Safari is the only browser that works with my Internet Banking (and it's only a beta). Otherwise I either have to go back to Classic and Internet Explorer or get on a Windows box. Both not good options. Cheers to Apple and keep up the good work."
Microsoft Outlook Web Access We have received corroborating reports that latest build of Safari now incorrectly renders email retrieved from Microsoft Outlook Web Access. Tom Foerster writes:
"Previously I was able to view emails from my office without problems, but now the header info appears on top of the text of the message, making it unreadable."
Brian Jefferies adds:
"When opening an e-mail, a separate window opens. When I click on the 'reply' icon, the open email window closes. This same problem occurred in the last version."
What is fixed Several readers report that fonts used by some Web sites now render at the correct size, where they would previously be displayed smaller.
Also many readers were unable to login to eBay.ca accounts with previous versions of Safari, and are able to do so in the latest release.Feedback on this issue? Drop us a line at email@example.com.Resources