I apologize for any confusion here, and the delay in response. Since Apple Software Update also shows the most current version of Safari for Windows as 5.1.7, it seems perfectly legitimate to me. I can't speak to the logic behind Apple's version numbering, but I did see the same information on my own CNET TechTracker page, so went ahead and clicked "Standard Install" to update Safari, which now shows as current at 5.1.7.
CNET TechTracker Support
Is something amiss here?
Have gotten use to updated software having a higher number than previous versions. This latest Apple update as advised on CNET Techtracker and Apple Software Update is for a lower number.
i have been using version 188.8.131.52 since advised to update on 12th March 2012 by either Apple Software Update or CNET Techtracker. Now i am being told the new update is version, 5.1.7.
"Can I suggest - New!
by MarkFlax (Moderator - Browsers Forum) - 5/13/12 3:28 AM
In Reply to: Puzzled!? 'Safari 4 Windows' 184.108.40.206 update is lower 5.1.7 by edgbaston
that you re-post this in CNET TechTracker's dedicated forum here?
In the meantime I wouldn't try and 'update' your Safari as I agree, it sounds very strange.
Has there been any changes on your system recently, a new computer, or a reinstall of the operating system? If so it may mean that TechTracker's details of your system is out of date and you need to let it re-scan your system, but don't follow my advice as I don't know much about TechTracker and I might be telling you wrong.
Instead, give as much information as you can in your new post.