{inc}In Gecko Browsers, in times of high network congestion or slow connectivity, page Columns are not rendered according to their specified widths

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

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Core
Layout
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major
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
14 years ago
12 years ago

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(Reporter: Darren Green, Unassigned)

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x86
Windows XP
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Description

14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040206 Firefox/0.8
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040206 Firefox/0.8

GENERAL INFO:
Bug: Page Rendering/Layout/Display
Site: http://www.ifilm.com
When: The bug usually shows itself in times of high network congestion or slow
connectivity. Good Culprits would be Product Detail Pages (i.e.
http://www.ifilm.com/ifilmdetail/2634666)
Browser(s): All Gecko Browsers
Platform: Windows XP

DETAILED DESCRIPTION:
What happens is that the column widths are rendered incorrectly. For example, a
column may be displayed at 500px instead of 250px, thus pushing out the overall
width of the page. It seems that certain stylesheet information (i.e.
style="width:XXpx;") is not passed on to the browser before it renders the page.
The strange part is that other CSS info is displayed properly, such as color,
font-size, margin, etc.

IFILM.com uses CSS and <div> tags extensively to format pages. I was wondering
if you are aware of this or similar rendering problems. It can be a difficult
problem to reproduce and may take up to 10 times of refreshing the page to see
it. Any insight into the matter would be much appreciated. Thanks.


Reproducible: Sometimes
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Navigate to an IFILM Product Detail Page or Channel Page: (i.e.
http://www.ifilm.com/ifilmdetail/2634666   or   http://www.ifilm.com/musicvideos

2. Refresh the page until you see the a funky page layout. i.e. Certain columns
have extra whitespace thus pushing the overall page width beyond the 740px site
standard

3. The bug consistently shows itself in times of high network congestion or slow
connectivity.

Actual Results:  
The page layout is inccorect. One column, usually the left column, is rendered
with extra white space, thus pushing out the overall width of the page. The page
looks broken in these cases.

Expected Results:  
On product detail Pages, three columns should be displayed with the following
dimensions:
144x330x250
Summary: In Gecko Browsers, in times of high network congestion or slow connectivity, page Columns are not rendered according to their specified widths → {inc}In Gecko Browsers, in times of high network congestion or slow connectivity, page Columns are not rendered according to their specified widths
(Reporter)

Comment 1

14 years ago
Created attachment 150045 [details]
Screenshot of Page Rendering Bug
(Reporter)

Comment 2

14 years ago
Created attachment 150046 [details]
Screenshot of Correct Page Rendering
(Reporter)

Comment 3

14 years ago
Comment on attachment 150045 [details]
Screenshot of Page Rendering Bug

The page source is the same when the page renders correctly and when the page
renders incorrectly, like in this attachment
Assignee: dbaron → nobody
Component: Style System (CSS) → Layout
QA Contact: ian → core.layout
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Comment 5

12 years ago
WFM, SeaMonkey 2006120701 (pre reflow branch) and 2006120801 (post) on Linux.
I can't see any difference in page layout using the links in comment 0 with:
- Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.9a1) Gecko/2006120606 Minefield/3.0a (pre-reflow branch)
- Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.9a1) Gecko/2006120804 Minefield/3.0a1 (post-reflow branch)

Concur with comment 5

--> RESOLVED WORKSFORME
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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