06 Jan
2014

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Scanstyles does nothing in Webkit/Firefox/Opera – Fix

I had a client contact me with an email containing the following screenshot of a popup which has suddenly appeared when viewing their website with certain browsers – a website which has been up and live for over 12 months with no issues.

Scanstyles does nothing in Webkit/Firefox/Opera

Looking around the web I found out that the issue was caused with both an Internet Explorer update and a jQuery plugin called ‘curvycorners‘ which I use for sorting the CSS3 border-radius compatibility issue with older browsers.

Apparently back in November 2013 Microsoft released an update for Internet Explorer which changed its user agent from

Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 10.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/6.0)

to

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; Trident/7.0; rv 11.0) like Gecko

With the big noticeable change being the missing MSIE which has been around for years. Several website scripts, whether they be the likes of php or javascript detect this value in the user agent details to control such things as browser compatibility for websites.

The problem script was the previous mentioned curvycorners that was causing the popup ‘Scanstyles does nothing in Webkit/Firefox/Opera’.

The fix that I found was to simply note out the following content in the curvycorners.js file.

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}
  }
  /* curvyCorners.alert("Scanstyles does nothing in Webkit/Firefox/Opera") */
};
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6 Thoughts on "Scanstyles does nothing in Webkit/Firefox/Opera – Fix"

  1. 21 Apr
    2014

    Michael

    ok this looks useful.
    everytime I try to access something in my dns 320 page this error comes out.
    where to I insert this is info u writing?

  2. 21 Apr
    2014

    admin grafxflow

    If you find the curvycorners.js file and make the above amend it will stop the error message appearing.

  3. 6 Jun
    2014

    Bernard

    I made the suggest change in the curvycorners.js file and the annoying popup has gone. I appreciate your help.

  4. 6 Jun
    2014

    admin grafxflow

    Always glad to help.

  5. 16 Aug
    2014

    Carol

    I am not sure how to how to find the curvycorners.js file. When I do, do I type in the content you have on line 3? Sorry to be so dumb.

  6. 16 Aug
    2014

    me@grafxflow

    Hi Carol,

    The file should be in a folder called something like ‘js’ or ‘javascript’. Best way to find out is by using your browser to view the source code.

    Once you find the file just replace the line

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    curvyCorners.alert("Scanstyles does nothing in Webkit/Firefox/Opera")

    with

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    /* curvyCorners.alert("Scanstyles does nothing in Webkit/Firefox/Opera") */

    Hope this helps.

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