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Why are so many websites suddenly failing on Opera 12?

  • Websites are upgrading their security and formatting to standards Opera 12 doesn't support. This is something you can't avoid when using a browser that hasn't been updated in 2 years.

  • Sure but it seems that nothing much changed in the preceding 12 months. But then, over the last 2 weeks, tons of websites have all gone wonky. So I'm wondering if anything specific, in these last 2 weeks, was the cause.

  • maybe change was on your comp (new software, changing preferences...deleting cookies/history etc) that affects surfing

  • This problem is evident on both my Linux and Windows computers.

  • I use Opera 12.17 all the time still as my main browser, and I've certainly not noticed a large number of sites suddenly giving problems.
    I fact there are very few sites even now where I have to use another browser (usually Opera Developer).
    Those where I do have to abandon 12.17 are mainly ones where form submission does not work.

  • Sometimes new jQuery version makes load of sites fail on O12 - usually these come slowly back after some jQuery patches. O12 is officially not supported by jQuery, but most of functionality does work so far.

  • ianp5a, get used to it, Opera 12.17 (which I prefer to O29) is failing...and no fixes will make it right.

    I have pretty much migrated to O29, and with some extensions and manipulation have managed to a great extent to make O29 as usable as O12.17 was.

    1. Dave rules.

    2. Opera 11 rules even more*:yes:*

    Sure but it seems that nothing much changed in the preceding 12 months. But then...

    It's possible.
    YouTube upgraded UI rendering or something - it seems, Google+ implemented new features, Facebook started yacking at my old Firefox...

  • is suddenly also not working anymore

  • is suddenly also not working anymore

    Not working how? Seems fine to me