I also use Barclays, but it's the German dependency, which is now a daughter of Barclays Bank Ireland PLC, and has a completely different website. My login doesn't work on the UK site, so I cannot test this. If you're on 10.5, you can try loading the website with Leopard Webkit, if it works there we'll have an idea what the problem is.
Not 100% sure what you mean by use "Leopard Webkit". I tried Safari
5.0.6 on 10.5, and it cannot make the secure connection, same is true
for Firefox 3.6.28 (I think these are the last supported versions for
I installed TenFourFox FPR 18 on 10.5 (G5), and it seems to display
exactly the same issue as I've indicated with TenFourFox on 10.4.
If there's something else I should try please let me know.
Just to be clear, I am generally using MacOS X 10.4, and that this issue affects TenFourFox FPR18 and previous releases (I did try down-grading at one point, but that didn't make a difference).
With TenFourFox right now I do not get the header and footer loading, just a completely blank page (though there is HTML when viewing the source).
Attached are a window shot of the blank page, and the (slightly edited) HTML source of that page.
For Intel Macs running 10.4/10.5 (and even 10.6) I don't think there's a solution at all, so I guess we're better off on PPC (provided you're on 10.5) with the combination of TFF and LWK covering most cases.
Well, I'm using TFF (G3) on 10.4 Intel, so that's generally a solution. The last Safari and Firefox for 10.6 seem to run mostly ok (at least as far as https goes), but don't deal with the Barclays site any better than TFF.
From the blog post you reference it seems that we have a remote chance that the fix may be found in TFF, and an equally remote chance that site developers/Uglify will fix the problem themselves.