Modern Tales asks for PHP coding help from users with Safari browser

Modern Tales publisher Joey Manley posted this request on his daily blog this week:

Do you know PHP and have access to a Macintosh? If so, help!

For some reason, people using the Safari browser (Apple’s new browser) are unable to log into any of the Modern Tales family of websites. The problem seems to be that the Safari browser (which is currently in beta) is not accepting the cookie we use to maintain login state. As far as I can tell, the cookies we use are coded correctly, according to standard — and they work on every other browser we’ve used for testing, from Netscape 4.x all the way through to the latest Opera. I don’t have access to a Macintosh right now, so I can’t debug, and have found no clue of Safari cookie problems or solutions to same on any PHP message boards. If you can help me to test and debug, I’d really appreciate it — and will happily hand out a free lifetime subscription to any one of our websites to the person or people who can help me find the solution. To volunteer, pop me an email:


Joey Manley

Joey Manley (b.1965–d.2013) was the author of the novel The Death of Donna-May Dean (1992), entrepreneur, and founder of Modern Tales and WebcomicsNation.