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Geocaching.com Does Not Work on the Safari Web Browser


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I have posted before about issues with geocaching.com and the Safari web browser. I have not seen much posted in response to the issues with the browser. If I missed an answer to this, and I did search, please let me know.

 

I don't know if this is a settings issues, a Safari issue, or a geocaching.com issue, but I and finding more and more that Geocaching.com does not work on the Safari web browser. While I can get to the site, most pages, especially map pages, render as a white page. I can no longer trust that geocaching.com will work on Safari. I have switched to Chrome, but I don't like having to use different browsers for different things and would like to understand what has happened to keep the site from working. If there is a simple fix on my end, please let me know. I am happy to work with TPTB if my help is useful.

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7 hours ago, South Lyon Trekkers said:

I have posted before about issues with geocaching.com and the Safari web browser. I have not seen much posted in response to the issues with the browser. If I missed an answer to this, and I did search, please let me know.

 

I don't know if this is a settings issues, a Safari issue, or a geocaching.com issue, but I and finding more and more that Geocaching.com does not work on the Safari web browser. While I can get to the site, most pages, especially map pages, render as a white page. I can no longer trust that geocaching.com will work on Safari. I have switched to Chrome, but I don't like having to use different browsers for different things and would like to understand what has happened to keep the site from working. If there is a simple fix on my end, please let me know. I am happy to work with TPTB if my help is useful.

Which version of Safari? And on what platform?

 

I'm OK right now with 12.1.2 on a fairly old OS X. You could try clearing all the browser caches and so on associated with the site - I've had issues with specific sites before with Safari that that's fixed.

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It's on my iMac and MBP. Running macOS 11.4 and Safari 14.1.1. It's been an issue for some time and I have upgraded Safari and the OS in that time. I don't typically use Safari on my iPhone or iPad for Geocaching. So I have not looked at or recall issues there. I've cleared my browser multiple times. I do so on a regular basis. I've run through settings, including pop ups and permissions. I am just out of ideas. I don't have issues on any other sites.

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I am at the end of downloading queries for a 2 month USA road trip. I have NEVER had the issues I have had the last few weeks! Everytime I click on a view map or download gpx the page freezes and I have to go back. it is awful. I am running most current mac safari and this has never happened before. switching to chrome (from experience sometimes it helps with other programs) but why now?

 

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I've been having the same issue as described above FOR MONTHS now. I'm currently running Mac OS Big Sure 11.5.1 and Safari 14.1.2. Almost every single time when I click on "View Larger Map" from a cache page I'm presented with a "Safari Can't Open Page" error. Clicking on the Refresh button usually solves the issue and the map is displayed. But that's just a PITA to do every time. And like others, I don't want to have to switch from Safari to Chrome to Firefox just to get the Geocaching website to work correctly. These are all the latest browsers and any decent website that conforms to the current HTML standards should open and display correctly, but gc.com seems to have been failing consistently for a long time now. Frustrating to say the least.

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Same here, for months now. On a iMac with Big Sure 11.5.2 an Safari 14.1.2. Refreshing solves it for one map, but clicking further gives same problem again: white maps which can't be opened by Safari. Or the map is showed, but your search-results are gone.. And on Safari on the iPad it's the same problem. 

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I use Safari on my desktop (Mac mini) and my iPad.  I also frequently get the "Safari Can't Open Page" error message, but usually refreshing the page solves the problem.  Occasionally it takes two or even three refreshes, which gets to be annoying.

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There is definitely something weird happening on the geocaching.com side. Geocaching.com is sometimes dropping the connection after it receives a request when the connection is reused, instead of fulfilling the request.

 

The underlying issue is actually affecting all browsers, but Firefox and Chrome work around it by automatically retrying when this happens. (You can disable this retrying in Firefox by going to about:config and setting network.http.request.max-attempts to 0. If you do this, you'll see the map randomly fail just like it does in Safari.)

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