- Voice Systems - images not shown due to wrong doctype



Tech Evangelism Graveyard
English US
17 years ago
3 years ago


(Reporter: Daniel Straessle, Assigned: bc)






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17 years ago
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:0.9.7) Gecko/20011221
BuildID:    2001122106

At the top of appear no images or text
belonging to those images. In Internet Explorer they do appear.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. open
2. look at the top of the page

Comment 1

17 years ago
I see this problem too, win98SE, 2001122703.

This MIGHT be tech evang, but I can't see any obvious problem.

Confirming, and I'll go dig around in the source to see what I can find...
Ever confirmed: true

Comment 2

17 years ago
OK, there are a couple of JS files referenced in the <head> of the page, which
document.write() different <link ...> tags for style sheets, and I think the JS
browser sniffing in them is duff.  But I DON'T think that's the problem.

There's a slab of code, which is meant to draw these images, and it looks like
Moz is _completely_ ignoring it.  The images don't show up in the right
click->view page info window at all.

Still digging...

Comment 3

17 years ago
Oh, Yuck.  That page hangs the DOM inspector on my build.  I'll log a new bug
for that...

Comment 4

17 years ago
OK, after much digging, a reduced testcase (I'll attach this as a file in a mo):

    <title>IBM Voice Systems: ViaVoice Software</title>
<table border="1">
<!-- Start: Body Content ------------------------->

The image doesn't appear.  Removing the doctype declaration will make the image
appear, as will either removing the HTML comment, or amending the comment so
that it terminates with " -->" instead of "------>"

My SWAG is that the doctype is triggering standards mode, which is then barfing
because of the incorrect html comment termination.  When it barfs, it wipes out
a huge slab of the following code, but recovers sufficiently to continue further
down the source file.

Any HTML/XHTML gurus out there willing to confirm that I'm (hopefully) not
talking rubbish?

Comment 5

17 years ago
Created attachment 62958 [details]
Reduced testcase

Comment 6

17 years ago
You are right Gavin, see bug 102127 for details.
This bug is INVALID. Reassigning to Evangelism.
Assignee: attinasi → doronr
Component: Layout → US General
Keywords: testcase
OS: Windows 2000 → All
Product: Browser → Tech Evangelism
QA Contact: petersen → zach
Hardware: PC → All
Version: other → unspecified

Comment 7

17 years ago
Bingo!  For those that are interested, read

for details of what's going on.

Contact details at:, and a webmail feedback form at  

Assuming doesn't have better routes thanks to IBM contributors...


17 years ago
Whiteboard: aok


16 years ago
Blocks: 114157
Keywords: evang500
Summary: different layout than in internet explorer; images won't be shown → - different layout than in internet explorer; images won't be shown

Comment 8

16 years ago
taking, DOCTYPE issues have been communicated to IBM.
Assignee: doronr → bclary
Whiteboard: aok → [DOCTYPE][COMMENT-SYNTAX]
I can't see somthing diffent to other IBM problems..

Comment 10

16 years ago
there is still a gap under the IBM image in the top left. They have not fixed
the image inline box model in the table although they were notified of it.

old summary - different layout than in internet explorer; images won't be shown
Comment fixed.



16 years ago
Summary: - different layout than in internet explorer; images won't be shown → - Voice Systems - images not shown due to wrong doctype

Comment 11

16 years ago
wfm due to bug 153032
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Product: Tech Evangelism → Tech Evangelism Graveyard
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