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Safari Surprises

Safari is, by and large, a browser with pretty good standards support. However, it has a few missing features, a few bugs, and a fair few things that are correct according to the spec but aren’t the same interpretation as other standards-compliant browsers. This page discusses this third category of issues: things that Safari is doing right, but it’s probably not what you expected. For some perspective on why these aren’t bugs, check out my column “It’s your own damn default” from July 2002.

HTML surprises

Safari supports most HTML 4.0 features, but sometimes in different ways to the defaults of other browsers. There are some variations in default margins of block elements.

Form elements

Text elements


CSS issues

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Last updated: 18 January 2003