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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322) Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8a5) Gecko/20041119 Firefox/0.9.1+ In the COMMENTS section of any news story on http://www.osnews.com, text- zooming (zoom-in) creates an improportionately large gap between the comments section and the category menu. This makes it difficult to navigate the site while reading. This problem does not exist in IE, Opera, Safari, or Konq. I've contacted the admins of the site; they agree that it's a Firefox or Gecko- specific bug. A screenshot illustrating the problem is available at: http://mercury.easternct.edu/b/bernabeom/web/gap_in_comments.jpg Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Go to http://www.osnews.com 2. Enter a COMMENTS section of any news story 3. Use the ZOOM function, and zoom-in deeply on the text. Actual Results: A large gap appears between the comments section and the category menu. Expected Results: The category menu (left) and the comments (right) should be *MUCH* closer together. The bug occurs when using the default (or ANY) theme. I've observed this bug on multiple x86 machines, running Linux and Windows.
The main section of the page has a table with 2 cells next to each other (Shaded in Red and Green in my screen shot) <TEXTAREA NAME="forum_text" (the text box for your comments) increases in size when you increase the text size. This casuses the Right hand column (Red shaded area) to increase in width. The comments are contained in set width, right allined tables within this right hand side cell. Removing either of these properties will solve this problem. I'm moving this bug to TE, and assigning it to you Mike. Armed with this information I'm hoping you can convince the site owner, and get them to change this. If you don't agree with me moving it to TE, you can change it back, but please change it to "Browser" "Layout", not "FireFox" "Web Site" (this is for is for http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/)
Miguel, please re-open the bug and put it under "Browser" "Layout" Gary, I won't be changing the OSNews layout, because this breaks other, older browsers (e.g. Opera under BeOS). That cell is aligned right for a reason. :) I also tried IE and Opera and when you increase the font size it changes the textarea accordingly. Gecko instead, it increases it very dis-porportionally, resulting in destroying the layout in general. The layout would be bad in other sites as well, not just OSNews. So, there is no reason to change OSNews layout, but instead to fix the Gecko engine, as this is a bug.
Conforming summary to TFM item 10 at http://www.mozilla.org/projects/tech-evangelism/site/procedures.html#file-new QA, when you move a bug to TE, please follow the reporting guidelines.
Moving bug to "Browser" "Layout" area, per the discussion above.
saying you're not going to change a site does not make this a Mozilla bug. Furthermore, Mozilla should not go around emulating broken browsers to make your site that you have specifically written to work around their bugs. Sending this back to Evang. This is a layout bug only if you can produce a minimal testcase that shows the problem you think exists (and it's a real problem). why not just style the textarea with "width: 500px"
>saying you're not going to change a site does not make this a Mozilla bug. The form textarea grows disporportionally to the rest of the page. This changes the layout to something that the webmaster never intended to. Therefore, it is a bug.
> The form textarea grows disporportionally to the rest of the page The HTML specifies that the form textarea is to be 60 columns wide. Is it not still 60 columns wide (of a bigger font) at high zoom? The font at normal zoom in the textarea (courier) is a bit wider than the font on the rest of the page (a proportional font) and this remains true at high zoom.
Bug no longer exists. Closing.