Prototype 18.104.22.168 is now available for download. This is a bug fix release that prevents crashes with versions 1.3 and 2.0.x of the Safari browser. We urge everyone using Prototype 1.5.1 to upgrade to this latest release.
Previous versions of Prototype could trigger bugs in Safari's regular expression engine when updating elements with HTML containing
<script> tags or when using JSON functionality with built-in security checks. These regular expression engine bugs affect Safari versions 1.3 through 2.0.4, but not Safari 3 beta or the WebKit nightlies. We've managed to code around them to prevent either browser crashing while maintaining the full API, keeping the performance top-notch and assuring backwards-compatibility.
Prototype 22.214.171.124 is a drop-in replacement for anyone using 1.5.1. Please upgrade now!