Safari differences from my desktop version

rfresh

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I have a web app that uses listboxes - when I run my web app on my windows PC using Safari 3.0.4 the list boxes are 'open' with 8 items showing in the list.
I just bought an iPhone 3G and when I use that Safari on this same website, the list boxes are shown as dropdown lists and when I touch one of them with my finger, it opens up but closes quickly and I can't make a selection.
Does anyone know why the list boxes on the iPhone Safari display as dropdowns? Is this a Safari verison difference from the one I use with my windows PC vs the Safari in iPhone?
 

FlwrPwer

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It could be that the website is different for mobile users. A lot of websites do this. I know that the MSN website is a lot different on my desktop than on my iPhone. They give you watered down versions of the actual website.
 

rfresh

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Not in this case as it's my own site. I'm doing some tests now using the SELECT tag and I put in SIZE="4" and in my desktop Safari browser it displays 4 listbox items as expected. When I run the same file on my iPhone Safari the list is a dropdown. Maybe I'll figure out what kind of code I need to use to get the dropdowns to 'open up' with the SIZE="4" attribute on the iPhone. Kind of frustrating.
 

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Oh, then I don't know. I haven't had any problems with safari on my iPhone in that way....

Wish I could help :(
 

rfresh

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It looks like the iPhone ver of Sarfari 'forces' listboxes to become the dropdown type to save screen space. I don't know why Apple would force this type of HTML behavior. They should have at least given us a config setting to control this.