URL Page loads correctly in MSIE. However, same page loads jumbled in Firefox.

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

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trivial
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
13 years ago
9 years ago

People

(Reporter: bassizzzt, Unassigned)

Tracking

1.0 Branch
x86
Windows 2000
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Details

(Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 5-15-2010], URL)

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Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050915 Firefox/1.0.7 (ax)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050915 Firefox/1.0.7 (ax)

URl shown is jumbled when using Firefox; however, when using MSIE, page loads up ok.  Have checked to make sure I am not re-loading a cached page.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Load URL shown.
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Actual Results:  
Load URL shown.

Expected Results:  
Exactly the same - page loads up as if scrambled.  Suspect that there is code on the site that Firefox cannot handle.

It should have shown the page complete without scrambling.

Comment 1

13 years ago
Maybe the user of the site used a program to create the html, and only checked the results in internet explorer.

Assuming the author wishes the site to be viewed by people using many different browsers, he should create his page with that in mind, then verify that the page makes as few errors as possible
(see 
http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http://americacentered.blogspot.com/ 
http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/validator?uri=http://americacentered.blogspot.com/
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Comment 2

13 years ago
I wouldn't go as far to say that it is the responsibility of the website creator to ensure his code works on different browsers; if it works under MSIE then why not Firefox?  perhaps the Firefox developers can pull the source html from the site to find out why it's jumbled on Firefox?

Comment 3

13 years ago
(In reply to comment #2)
> I wouldn't go as far to say that it is the responsibility of the website
> creator to ensure his code works on different browsers; if it works under MSIE
> then why not Firefox? 

I am not an expert on the web, but there are many people involved with mozilla who would take that softball question and hit it into outer space!

Well, it obviously is primarily the responsibility of the website creator to ensure his pages look right: he's got to know how the various products out there will interpret the page (this is easy == it just involves testing), also he's the one who wrote the page, and is the ONLY one who has complete control over how it looks (this involves knowledge of all the standards that apply to the page, such as html and css, and details of how they are applied by various browsers, and how to code a page so that it takes into account the differences between them: for complicated pages, this can be tricky work)! 

I suppose there could be a bugs in mozilla which result in some of the strangeness you see on that page, but I doubt it. There are standards dictated by WorldWideWeb consortium (of which ms is a member), many of which MS, unambiguously, doesn't follow, or only partially follows. Mozilla very much tries to follow these standards, and microsoft even acknowleges many of their browser's bugs, and may change some of its behaviours in the future. There are lots of pages about potential awfulness that ensues because of internet explorer not following standards, for example: http://www.positioniseverything.net/ , http://www.howtocreate.co.uk/wrongWithIE/, http://nanobox.chipx86.com/ie_is_dangerous.php

This looks a bit like it: 
Read about it --> http://www.positioniseverything.net/explorer/expandingboxbug.html

I'd also ask here --> http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewforum.php?f=25
This bug was reported on Firefox 2.x or older, which is no longer supported and will not be receiving any more updates. I strongly suggest that you update to Firefox 3.6.3 or later, update your plugins (flash, adobe, etc.), and retest in a new profile. If you still see the issue with the updated Firefox, please post here. Otherwise, please close as RESOLVED > WORKSFORME
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Version: unspecified → 1.0 Branch
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Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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