User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041001 Firefox/0.10.1 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041001 Firefox/0.10.1 When an alt-code metatag appears inside an emphasized region it 'masks' the closing tag. For example, this paragraph: <p><em><IMG src="http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/dropcap/w.gif" width="46" height="33" align="left" border="0" alt="W">hen I inquired at a clinic about a test for herpes simplex 2, the doctor asked why I'd want to know, since even condoms would not provide 100 percent protection against transmitting it. "What are you going to do with the knowledge?" he asked rhetorically. He said he was newly divorced and back on the dating scene and would not want to know whether he had the disease. What do you think? T.G.W., <alt-code idsrc="nyt-geo" value="Vancouver (British Columbia)"/>Vancouver</em> </p> <p> I think I wouldn't want to date this doctor. And that he might want to consider a different specialty: some kind of yardwork, perhaps. </p> from http://www.nytimes.com/2004/12/05/magazine/05ETHICIST.html. Firefox emphasizes everything after the initial <em>, even the portion after the </em>, unless I remove the <alt-code idsrc="nyt-geo" value="Vancouver (British Columbia)"/>. The same happens if I change the tag to strong, so I presume it does the same for all text-style attributes but I have not checked. Thanks for your attention. russell bell Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Go to that page or use my example extract. 2. 3. Actual Results: Emphasized non-emphasized text. Expected Results: Displayed the stuff outside the <em></em> as not emphasized.
Offhand, I'd say someone needs to evangelize the NYT about how to properly close invalid/unknown tags in HTML, since <foo /> only closes a tag in X(HT)ML, but there are more things in heaven and Core:Parser than are dreamt of... Although the original URL doesn't currently seem to have the <alt-code /> tag, googling "alt-code idsrc" shows that they sometimes do, and people apparently somehow manage to copy-paste them.
Assignee: firefox → parser
Component: General → HTML: Parser
Product: Firefox → Core
QA Contact: firefox.general → mrbkap
Version: unspecified → Trunk
This sounds like it's a dupe of bug 256731. I'll leave this open in the case that someone wants to morph this into a TE bug.
Oops, completely forgot to check in a modern Gecko. Still, n million Firefox users say "yes, please, -->TE."
Assignee: parser → english-us
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: HTML: Parser → English US
Ever confirmed: true
Product: Core → Tech Evangelism
QA Contact: mrbkap → english-us
Summary: <alt-code ...../> masks closing </em> metatag, causing Firefox to emphasize whole page → nytimes.com - unclosed user-defined tags break rendering pre-1.8
Version: Trunk → unspecified
Is the NYT still doing this? I don't see it in the given URL any more.
I haven't seen it happen in a long while. They fixed that page pretty soon - they often fix errors in their web pages. I thought Firefox should handle it: I usually use Lynx: it does.
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.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
Product: Tech Evangelism → Tech Evangelism Graveyard
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