Just a quick note if you have chat client problems.
From my testing mac clients here are the results:
Opera works great. Latest on download.com
Moodle Chat does not work with IE 5.1 or Netscape 6 or 4.73
various problems: nothing seen, 6 notes posted each
time you hit enter. see results on moodle.org
features demo course
OS 10.2 Good. IE 5.2 works. Some quirks.
Better is Safari 1.0.3 great.
Mozilla 1.7.3 great, best OS 10.2 web browser!!!
Firefox crashes, crashes in gmail.google too. reported
sad cause firefox betas are great on WinXP
OS 10.2 testing done with 150 students in a lab!
We have tried to make chatd as aware as possible of the different browsers' "personalities" and to compensate for them.
Your findings intrigued me on two points:
- various problems: nothing seen
Chatd tries to identify the user's browser and feed extra invisible data if required to force a screen update. This in fact is already in place for Safari (which I happily hear didn't give you any problems). If you can post the user agent identification string for those browsers who don't display anything, we can fix that too.
- 6 notes posted each time you hit enter
This again has to do with specific browsers (Safari was the most aggravating of all, surprisingly IE 6/Win had an almost-perfect behavior here). After studying the problem for quite some time, I put a mechanism in place to prevent this form happening, which I can't possibly imagine failing. Which browser did that?