- bad rendering of text html



16 years ago
4 years ago


(Reporter: allltaken, Unassigned)






16 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.5a) Gecko/20030718
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.5a) Gecko/20030718

The top of the page seems ok, but further down the page, large amounts of text
overlap and make the page unreadable. I viewed the page with MSIE with no
problems. Mozilla 1.4 has the problem, and the 20030718 1.5a version does also.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. enter in the url box
2. observe the satisfactory rendering at the top of the page
3. scroll down and note the text overwriting text

Actual Results:  
Text in lower part of page was rendered unreadably

Expected Results:  
Text should have been rendered readably

I have no idea if the webpage coding of is standard or
coded specifically for MSIE. This could be an evangelism issue.

I also don't know if this problem occurred in earlier versions (1.3, 1.2 etc) or
if it's a problem introduced in version 1.4.
There is CSS 'height' specified all over the place (in pixels) that makes the
content overflow and overlap with following content.  For example:

<div class="latestnews" style="width: 229; height: 244"> 

IE treats 'height' as 'min-height' and that is a bug in IE.

--> Tech Evangelism
Assignee: general → english-us
Component: Browser-General → English US
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows 98 → All
Product: Browser → Tech Evangelism
QA Contact: general → english-us
Version: Trunk → unspecified

Comment 2

15 years ago
Here's another problem webpage at MSNBC:

It appears normal in MSIE 5.5. Is MSNBC deliberately coding to exploit bugs in
MSIE to prevent other browsers from viewing MSNBC pages ok? Or using transmitted
browser info to select whether it displays ok or not? If there's something
deliberate going on, Microsoft via its MSNBC entity may be violating something
in its antitrust agreement of nearly 2 years ago.

Can someone set up a browser to report that it's MSIE 5.5 for example, and see
if that makes a difference in the appearance of the page?

Comment 3

15 years ago
Here's a page with an element out of place, the separator line between the list
of columnists and the columns banner. I don't know if this is a bug or
nonstandard html, but perhaps someone could look into it.

Comment 4

14 years ago
here's another page with the rendering problem  

Comment 5

14 years ago
Conforming summary to TFM item 10 at
Summary: bad rendering of text html → - bad rendering of text html
INCOMPLETE due to lack of activity since the end of 2009.

If someone is willing to investigate the issues raised in this bug to determine whether they still exist, *and* work with the site in question to fix any existing issues, please feel free to re-open and assign to yourself.

Sorry for the bugspam; filter on "NO MORE PRE-2010 TE BUGS" to remove.
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
Product: Tech Evangelism → Tech Evangelism Graveyard
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