On the recommendation of several Twitterati friends I’ve been trying out Flock recently, displacing Firefox to be my primary browser.
It has lots of useful features, but one really annoying one that it shares with its underlying Firefox engine: it doesn’t seem to handle embedded objects very well.
To wit, YouTube videos.
Here’s what a YouTube video looks like in IE:
You’ll hopefully note the “I’d appreciate your comments” line below the video.
Here’s what the same video looks like in both Flock and Firefox browsers:
It’s the same code, copied directly from YouTube and pasted into my editor.
And here’s what it actually looks like in Flock and Firefox (you’ll have to scroll down!)
I know that the browser wars have been going on for over a decade, but it really doesn’t help when such anomalous behaviour still goes on! Grrrrrr…..
So if my blogposts occasionally appear ‘weird’, you now know why.
I wish it were something as simple as WordPress altering the code, but if so why does it appear fine in one browser and corrupt in another? I welcome the input from the gurus on this.
And don’t get me started on Feedblitz’ way of removing the align=”right” code from images… Double grrrr…..
UPDATE: CC Chapman reminded me that the videos and clock seem to load fine in FFox and Flock, but once the page has completed loading they shoot down to the bottom of the page.
This is on a pc — I don’t know how it displays on a mac.