Web Authoring question
Posted on 1997-07-30
I'm having an ongoing problem with sites I design when I view using Netscape 3.0 and I'm hoping someone out there has faced and or solved a similar problem and can give me some feedback.
I design the sites (on a Mac, using BBedit or SimpleText and AdobePhotoshop) and when I post them to my server (Unix server is in same room, has t1 access) and view on Netscape 3.0 I see a lot of strange garbled characters. The sites all look fine on Explorer.
The characters come up in black or hypertext blue (no, they don't link to anywhere), usually at the top left of the page. The garble doesn't replace coded text or images on the page, but does interfere with the layout of these items. Reloading the page 2-7 times makes the garble text
go away. But it moves around during the various reloads.
I have tried to resolve the problem in different ways.
I checked sytax of sites. It is fine except for a form embedded in a table (but embedded form is only in one of four sites I'm seeing problem with).
I have sent all images through graphic coverter in case something extra was being put in by photoshop. Garble text still appears.
I have trashed the history and cache folders of netscape in case the browser was confused by a cached copy. No luck.
I have contacted Netscape and they could only suggest dumping the cache and solicit me for money in exchange for membership in their development group where newsgroup help would be available.
Thanks for any help.