From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:0.9.8) Gecko/20020204 BuildID: 2002020415 At seemingly random pages and random intervals pages at the above link are displayed too far to the right. (The area where it should be displayed is empty and the page is then displayed to the right of this). A reload causes the page to display correctly, and many consecutive reloads does not cause the problem to reappear. Clicking on links to different (parts of) articles does however replicate the problem at random intervals. Reproducible: Sometimes Steps to Reproduce: 1. Go to http://pc.ign.com 2. Read through some articles until the problem arises. Actual Results: See description. Expected Results: Correctly justified the contents of the article.
Layout. You may need to reload a few times to see this....
*** Bug 145241 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
If there is a bug in the renderer that causes this to happen on a pretty heavily visited (by most gamers) site, I don't see how this bug can be trivial with target milestone of Future. Doesn't AOL plan to use this codebase in their official browser? And if the answer is yes, this kind of bug won't be acceptable to the end users, and I can guarantee that out of the 30+ million of them, many will visit ign.com. Maybe from a technical perspective this is a totally trivial bug, but it is a major bug from a marketing perspective. Mozilla 1.0 cannot have this kind of bug if it is to successfuly gain market share. Personally I don't care too much if this is fixed or not. But, it's going to be bad for advocacy, because everyone is going to point to ign.com and say how badly Mozilla performs. This will cause most people to not even try Mozilla based on their preconceptions of how buggy the original Netscape/Mozilla were.
Using DOM Inspector you can notice that the "large" element which destroys layout of the page is the following: 388: <p><br> <br> 389: 390: 391: <!-- end: navigation 2 --> 392: </p> Line numbers are specific to the current articles I guess, but you can easily identify it using search pattern "navigation 2". I wonder why such a simple tag could be that large, but it may well be a case that DOM Inspector shows it as full width.
A small update: In Mozilla 1.1 the problem now seems to be gone from ign.com's pages, but has for some reason started to appear on http://gamespy.com. On GameSpy however the problem does not seem to occur randomly, rather every time you load their front page, so this time it's possibly easier to reproduce/fix?
I cannot reproduce this problem on either pc.ign.com or gamespy.com. (The pattern mentioned in comment #4 is still present, though with '<br> <br>'). Is anyone still seeing this? (Using Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.3a) Gecko/20021207 Phoenix/0.5)
With Mozilla 1.4 I can no longer reproduce this bug while viewing either ign.com or gamespy.com's pages. I'd suggest this bug is closed if no one else observe such layout problems any more.
This was probably fixed by the patch for bug 169620 ....
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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