I'm an eBay PowerSeller and not an engineer. My report will, regretfully, reflect that. Nevertheless I'm hoping it may be of some value.
Safari has never been a speed demon when using PayPal to ship, via the USPS, or generate packing lists, but over the last ~3 weeks what was just sluggish behavior, has degraded to the point that I've had to switch to FireFox v. 2 to use PayPal's site at all.
Presumably changes were made on the PayPal side, but the net effect is that the latest release version of Safari is currently -- effectively -- broken when using PayPal for eBay use.
A workflow example:
Log into PayPal.
Click on "Print Shipping Label" wait 10-20 seconds under Safari. Next click on "Create Packing Slip, wait 10-20 seconds under Safari.
Both operations take a 1-2 seconds with FireFox. Needless to say but that kind of time differential makes Safari look truly awful.
This has been verified across six PowerPC machines here, all running the same OS and Safari versions.
Sorry I could not provide more details. Thanks for any progress in this area. I understand it's not a high priority but it really hurts my workflow.
Thanks for the report! Could you try this with one of the nightly builds (http://nightly.webkit.org) and see if it is still slow?
This bug has been less problematic with the 419.x build, but it's still 3X slower than Firefox in creating packing lists via PayPal and about 2X slower in rendering the shipping label.
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> This bug has been less problematic with the 419.x build, but it's still 3X
> slower than Firefox in creating packing lists via PayPal and about 2X slower in
> rendering the shipping label.
Please note that the version listed in the "About Safari" box is NOT updated when you're running a WebKit Nightly build. In other words, it's the same as when you're running shipping Safari. The version (revision) number should be taken from the nightly DMG filename (unless you clicked on the "LATEST" link).
I can confirm this bug on the latest nightly release (r29711).
I believe this to be a duplicate of bug 4151.
PayPal utilizes the USPS website for generating these labels.
why it is here...?