Browser Compatibility

This web site has been tested on a number of different browsers and operating systems. There are minor differences in the way that each browser presents the information on screen, but these are only normally evident if viewed side by side.

It has been tested using:-
Windows 98SE, 2000, XP, Vista, Win7 operating systems, with

Mac OS operating system, with

Android operating system, with

  • Opera
  • Firefox
  • Dolphin
  • Chrome

In the interests of compatibility and interoperability, code on this site has been checked and verified to comply with W3C standards where applicable.

Valid HTML 4.01 Transitional Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional Valid CSS Valid RSS

Known problems

There are a number of known browser compatibility issues or problems with different browsers. These appear to be problems with the browser being used, not with the web site. If you are experiencing problems, please report the problem, and try switching to a different browser to see if that resolves the problem. If it does, please also report that fact.

  • When using Crazy Browser/AM Browser (a wrap around tabbed shell extension for Internet Explorer), V3 and earlier, some of the graphics or pages are rendered as blank.
    Solution: Use a different browser.
  • When using Opera, some dates are written on the screen as "Unknown". Minor display-only issue.
  • When using Safari, some dates are written on the screen as "NaN Undefined" in earlier versions. Minor display-only issue.
    Solution: Update your browser to the latest version.
  • Some earlier browsers do not support RSS feeds, and display only coded text on screen. An annoyance, but only a display issue.
    Solution: Update your browser to the latest version supporting RSS, or use a different browser or dedicated RSS reader.
  • When using Netscape V2 and earlier, blocks of text and/or graphics may be rendered on screen in random or incongruous positions.
    Solution: Update your browser to the latest version, or use a different browser.
  • When using Firefox, a problem sometimes occurs in the display of some items, particularly on the 'For Sale' Pages which results in only partial display of the ads. This has been tracked to a bug within Firefox in the CSS display rendering engine, and occurs sometimes after Firefox has been updated. It should be noted that it does not occur in all installations of Firefox, or on all computers, only in some. The code within SMEX pages is standards complaint, it is Firefox which displays incorrectly. To check whether you have this problem, BOTH of the boxes below should be visible. If both are visible, then no problems. If only one is visible, you have this issue in your installation of Firefox on your computer.
    Solution: Use another browser until Firefox bug fixed.
  • When using Opera Mini or Dolphin browsers with Android operating system, some animated graphics do not animate, but they are still visible - only stationary.
    Solution: none known