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Topic: Forum text no longer wrapping on iPhone Safari

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Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
I haven't updated any software on my iPhone that I'm aware of (no firmware or Safari updates that I know of) and yet Safari recently (as in... the last week, I believe) has decided to not wrap any of the text in paragraphs on the Photosynth forums.

It also seems to have a maximum width which it renders the page at so that essentially I can only read the beginning of long sentences or paragraphs and the rest is unattainable in either landscape or portrait modes - neither able to be horizontally scrolled to nor wrapped to the next line.

Is this possible to be due to a change on your end, rather than some bug on the iPhone's end? 

Can anyone with an iPhone confirm, duplicate, or refute the bug?
douglas (Over 1 year ago)
I also see the same thing on an iphone.  I just tried opera on the iphone and it doesn't have the problem (neither does Chrome or IE on windows), so maybe a iphone safari bug.

Mark.
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Strangely, I just reset all the settings system wide on the iPhone and Safari is rendering the page correctly again. 

Safari seems to develop real problems any time that I load a large chunk of HTML (something other than the forum). Clearing Safari's cache (cookies and history as well) has no power to fix this and only 'Reset all Settings' seems to make Safari behave normally again.

In any case, unless you guys changed something again, it does appear to be completely Mobile Safari's fault.
TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
As the viewer doesnt work on mobile safari we dont test against it at all.  Wouldnt surprise me in the least to find some oddities.  Glad this one is transient.  If you notice bugs in mobile versions of browsers please let us know so I can get a bug in the system, but honestly they wont be fixed until we have a viewer that works on that platform.
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Copy that. 

I've been using the forums on mobile Safari for over a year and this past week was the first time that it had appeared to not work, hence the question.
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Speaking of viewers that work on other platforms, I know you probably can't answer this publicly, but do you anticipate building a WebGL viewer? 

Personally, I'm happy with Silverlight (with the understanding that proper hardware accelerated 3D will come to Silverlight within the next year or two at most), but using HTML 5's canvas seems like it would enable many more devices to run the viewer. 

I'm also rather sad that every time that Moonlight finishes a version of Moonlight that would run the previous version of the Silverlight Photosynth viewer, you guys update the viewer to take advantage of the newest version of Silverlight. While this is ultimately necessary to gain performance (again, Direct3D viewer fan speaking here so better SL performance is most welcome), it is disconcerting that Linux users are not autodetected and served the Silverlight 2 Photosynth viewer, or Silverlight 3 after the Moonlight team finishes ML3 and you upgrade the viewer to SL4.
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