CRG Browser Issues
Version: Wednesday, 12-May-2010 22:50:33 EDT
Recommended Browser Capabilities, Site Philosophy, Viewing Problems
[Editor's note, 24Jan07. Most of the issues described below will have disappeared
for people that possess any reasonable computer update, with modern browsers being much
more compliant to new standards that have appeared since this site was initially
established. But, we'll keep the page up, just in case.]
We strive to allow access to all CRG site data from basic browsers,
but we also want to employ certain advanced but standard features that
are supported by newer browsers. New features allow us to improve
functionality, value, and ease of use. So while we hope that nearly
all browsers can view our basic data, the most effective use of this
site requires a CRG compliant browser (defined below), and we strongly
encourage those with non-compliant browsers to consider upgrading to a
compliant browser as soon as possible.
What Browser Do I Need?
Fully-effective viewing of the CRG site requires a browser that is
compliant with HTML 4.0 and CSS1 standards. Examples of such (at
least enough so that they are sufficiently compliant for this site)
include Netscape 3+ and Internet Explorer 4+.
CRG uses web standards to make our site maintenance task easier -
remember, this is an all-volunteer group - so we can focus on the
Camaro research that is our primary objective - while still resulting
in an attractive, user-friendly site. CRG members believe in and
support the use of standards in our vocations, and it only makes sense
for us to do the same in this avocation as well. We are following (at
a distance) developing trends in new web standards that may allow us
to provide further value to viewers in the future.
Problems With Viewing
To repeat, our intent is for all modern browsers to
be able to view this site on a relatively equal footing with
moderately equivalent abilities and results. If you are having trouble
viewing portions of these pages, or if certain site features do not
perform as you believe they should, then most likely either:
Your browser is currently reporting to us that it is a
- You do not have a modern browser, or
- Certain of your browser settings need to be changed in order
to use that functionality.
browser. Any browser that is Mozilla 3 or higher should be fully
capable of viewing this site without problems.
Note that some versions of Internet Explorer 3.x (IE3) have been found
to behave unpredictably to certain standard CSS features in use at
this site. If you are using IE3.x, or a web provider that uses IE3.x
in its underlying software, it is possible that you may not be able to
properly read, or even open, the remainder of this web site. (However,
we present below a possible work-around for IE3.x users.)
We regret any viewing problems, but we cannot support non-standard
browsers and still perform the Camaro research on which we focus. In
such a case CRG strongly suggests you upgrade to a newer,
CSS-compliant, browser. The more recent versions of Internet Explorer
have been found to work well with this site, and if you prefer to
continue with Internet Explorer, the latest released version of IE may
be found at the Internet
Explorer download site.
Internet Explorer 3.x CSS Work-Around
If you are using IE3.x and cannot or do not wish to upgrade browsers,
you will probably be able to view the site (though it will not be
pretty) by turning off style sheet support and flushing the cache
files (necessary if you previously attempted to visit and had
problems) before continuing on. (This same process is also a possible
solution for any other browsers with the same problems.) In IE3.x, do
the following steps:
Thank you for your patience!
Camaro Research Group
At this point a user of IE3.x should be able to enter the FAQ site.
- From the IE menu-bar, click on View and select Options.
- Click on the Advanced tab in the Options pop-up.
- From the Advanced tab, turn off any check-mark that you
see in the box next to Use style sheets by clicking in
- Remaining within the Advanced tab of the Options pop-up, look for the
"Temporary Internet files" section and click on the Settings...
- At the resulting pop-up window click on the
Empty Folder... button.
- At the next pop-up window, choose
Yes to the question
"Delete all files in the Temporary Internet Files folder?"
- Click OK at the Settings and Options pop-ups to get
back to the browser.