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OK so i've installed oscommerce no probs, catalog is now full of products, admin section is working fine but configuring DONHOSTS shared ssl is getting to be a drag to say the least.

 

I'm going back and forth between two scenarios....

 

I can either have my little gold padlock and no images, or NO pad lock and the site looks great.

 

I know its a referencing problem caused by the shared hosting but i'm unable to come up with a fix.

 

Can anyone help me out???

 

i came across some old posts but they've been no help so far...

 

i know the problem lies with the "<base href=..... >" tag but as i say i can't sort it.

 

any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Your site worked fine as far as I could see both http:// and https://. So what's the problem? I tested it using ie 7. The lock was there next to the address bar and site showed up normal w/o any error.

 

Ken

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Also on Opera 9 OK as well. Is it Pipex Ltd your host? I quite like the way the shared SSL shows: https://www1.securesiteserver.co.uk/etc.

 

Ken

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if anyone has mozilla could they please please test as well. In mine its showing an error...

 

but maybe its a local problem. Please reply wth info...

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IMHO, its a waste of time to make it work on non-ie browsers, if your site really has a problem with these browsers: the chances of your customers using a non-ie browsernon-windows pc is very slim. Every site owner could tell you that from their site statistics. From a practical point of view, make ie 6 or 7 your first priority. Most ordinary customers are not interested in the browser war. They just use what is already available on their desktop, which, unfortunately to non-ie browser supporters, is IE. Non-ie browsers are more secure is a urban myth as far as I can tell.

 

Disclaimer: I am in no way against non-ie browsers. I simply, like it or not, state the reality.

 

Ken

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I just tested this in IE6, Firefox and Mozlla and the padlock shows fine on all of them. Older versions of Firefox did have some problems with this - so maybe you just need to upgrade.

 

Whilst I generally agree with the pragmatic approach of Ken (GemRock) to the browser war I don't agree that you can ignore Mozilla based browsers - because if you total up all Mozilla based browsers then they do account for 20% of the market and you can't afford to ignore 1 in 5 of all customers.

 

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...Mozilla based browsers then they do account for 20% of the market and you can't afford to ignore 1 in 5 of all customers.

 

Vger

Maybe I am ignorant, but according to mozilla.org, Mozillar is Firefox or vice versa. And according to this article (http://networks.silicon.com/webwatch/0,39024667,39163184,00.htm) published a couple of weeks ago on silicon.com, FF accounts for about 12% of market share. Count me as one since I do have FF installed on my pcs, but I only use it as a developer (and I guess many of FF users are). I do my daily surfing using ie. My business bank's internet services simply do not recognise/refuse FF or opera. That's another reality, albeit a cruel one :( .

 

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... Mozillar is Firefox or vice versa...

Sorry I should have said that the main focus of the Mozilla Foundation is on Mozilla Firefox (browser-wise). There's a number of other mozilla projects, which by the name of them I do not know whether they are browsers or something else. I wish them good luck and one day comes out in a better shape than IE.

 

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AOL's browser is Mozilla based (not surprising as they bought out Netscape at one point in time), Mozilla is (naturally), Firefox is, Opera also (despite what people may think), so is Safari (Apple), and so is Konqueror and all other Linux browsers. Together it comes to at least 1 in 5 of all web users.

 

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AOL's browser is Mozilla based ...

Well, my memory from two yrs ago told me aol's browser was (surprisingly!) in fact based on Internet Explorer. Just tried to update my memory and checked into AOL website: http://downloads.channel.aol.com/browser

and found this statement on its download page for aol's latest browser v1.5:

 

Welcome the next generation of Internet browsing. AOL has built upon Microsoft? Internet Explorer technology-the world's most widely used-and raised it to the next level.

 

And one of the minimum system requirements for the v1.5 is: MS Internet Explorer 6.

Nothing can be taken for granted it seems? AOL owns Netscape but does not use it. Maybe AOL is also seeing the reality? :)

 

Ken

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I've been listening to this debate rolling on from my original post and i have remained silent with curiousity as to who would come out as the winner.

 

It would appear that you are all mostly in support of IE and i am frankly shocked.

 

Are you all mad??

 

Using ease of use, standards compliancy, stability, support and flexibility as benchmarks....

 

IE is shockingly inadequate and FIREFOX rules. Any developer/designer worth his salt surely knows this.

 

FF is quicker, sturdier, better supported, more secure... the list goes on and on.

 

If IE died tommorow the web would be a better place!

 

LONG LIVE FIREFOX, THE BEST BROWSER THE WORLD HAS EVER SEEN!!

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I've been listening to this debate rolling on from my original post and i have remained silent with curiousity as to who would come out as the winner...

I am not here to judge which browser may be better than the others, and I am not particularly interested in it, either. From a developer's point of view, I ONLy interested in which browser(s) our customers (the website visitors) are likely to use and so make the website look good/correct on that browser if it is difficult or impossible or time consuming to make it look good across all sorts of browsers. The posts here are simply sharing some facts among those who may have the same interest, and not promoting any kind of technical religion (at least not from me).

You have the perfect right to make your choice.

No long live to IE, and No long live to Firefox, either. Nothing could exist forever.

 

Ken

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