When accessing a server on the local machine,
MSIE/Mac doesn't yield enough time to allow the server to do its
processing. The net result is a glacial pace, when it should be lightning fast.
The addition of a single system call to the loop that's waiting for a response
from the server would probably cure the problem.
This problem isn't present on MSIE/Win or
Netscape/Mac, it only effects Mac MSIE users. Our only recourse for people who
use our new "desktop website" software on the Mac will be to switch to Netscape,
which doesn't have the problem. I'm not going to suggest that they switch to
Windows, I'll let Microsoft do that. ;->
More discussion is here.
PS: I don't like the banging on pots and pans
approach to getting attention of vendors. But Microsoft is not moving in
browsers, esp on the Mac, and if this is what they respond to, so be