[OpenLayers-Dev] select-feature.html on FF

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Thu May 3 16:58:33 EDT 2007

Eric Lemoine wrote:
> On 5/3/07, Christopher Schmidt <crschmidt at metacarta.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, May 03, 2007 at 03:23:20PM +1000, Cameron Shorter wrote:
>> > Eric,
>> > Good that you have tracked down the Ubuntu/Firefox issue, but we
>> > probably should be tracking in the OL issue tracker too.
>> >
>> > Ideally we should introduce a work around in OL as we don't want to 
>> tell
>> > all Ubuntu users to go install Windows and wait until the next Ubuntu
>> > release.
>> I can't imagine what kind of workaround we can introduce for "SVG is
>> broken in Feisty." I think the answer is simply "Download a real
>> FireFox.", since the one in Feisty is apparently broken in ways that the
>> official release is not.
> Agreed. That is why I submitted a bug to Ubuntu in the first place.

I haven't looked into how broken Feisty SVG is broken. You might be 
right about it not being fixable. By having the bug recorded, we at 
least have something we can point users at so we don't have to keep 
answering the same user questions.

One work around that comes to mind is to use the Walter Zorn vector 
rendering which is also available for old browsers and would give us 
vector support in old browsers.

Alternatively, we could offer an alert message telling users why the 
functionality is broken and what they should do about it.

Cameron Shorter
Systems Architect, http://lisasoft.com.au
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