sgi.com - page uses &lt instead of <

RESOLVED FIXED

Status

Tech Evangelism Graveyard
English US
--
minor
RESOLVED FIXED
17 years ago
3 years ago

People

(Reporter: Todd Fisher, Assigned: Doron Rosenberg (IBM))

Tracking

Details

(Whiteboard: [aok], URL)

(Reporter)

Description

17 years ago
I've noticed this bug before and cross checked it with internet explorer. It could
be the way SGI is writting there html however, I believe mozilla is not correctly
translating "&lt" tokens into '<'

Comment 1

17 years ago
sample:
within in a <pre> tag this is seen:

# include &ltstring>

The source is:

# include &ltstring&gt

The source seems to be invalid - semicolons are missing: It ought to have been
&lt; and &gt;

Why one renders OK and the other not i don't know. Similar bug suggested for
evangelism was bug 89682 where the site in question later corrected invalid tags.
Assignee: asa → bclary
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: Viewer App → English: US
Ever confirmed: true
Product: Browser → Tech Evangelism
QA Contact: asa → zach
Version: other → unspecified
Evangelism.  The semicolon is optional at some points (eg if followed by
whitespace).  But "&ltstring" is bogus.  That would be referring to an
"ltstring" entity, which does not exist.  But there is no way to tell whether
the site wants "&lt;" or "&lts;" or "&ltst;" or what.

Netscape renders it just like Moz does, dunno about IE.

Updated

17 years ago
Priority: -- → P3
Summary: Browser Doesn't seem to be handling rendering of &lt → sgi.com - Browser Doesn't seem to be handling rendering of &lt
(Assignee)

Updated

17 years ago
OS: Windows 2000 → All
Whiteboard: [aok]

Comment 3

17 years ago
Mass reassign of all tech-evangelism us general bugs assigned to bc to 
doron except bc's P1 bugs. You may search for this mass reassign (it is 
305 bugs) by searching for the keyword 'greeneggsandham'
Assignee: bclary → doronr

Comment 4

15 years ago
Contact addresses are
http://www.sgi.com/cgi-bin/feedback/index.cgi?entry=website_bug&LEVEL=2&last_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sgi.com%2Ftech%2Fstl%2Fstring_discussion.html
or stl@sgi.com
Severity: normal → minor
Priority: P3 → --
Hardware: PC → All
Summary: sgi.com - Browser Doesn't seem to be handling rendering of &lt → sgi.com - page uses &lt instead of &lt;

Comment 5

15 years ago
i just adressed the problem to SGI in a form at their website, pointing out the
URL and occurances of erronous &lt

Comment 6

15 years ago
And that did the trick. No erronous &lt on that page anymore.
Resolving as Fixed.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Product: Tech Evangelism → Tech Evangelism Graveyard
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