Firefox shows page with smaller fonts than IE

RESOLVED INVALID

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RESOLVED INVALID
13 years ago
13 years ago

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(Reporter: rmsimons50, Unassigned)

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Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051111 Firefox/1.5
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051111 Firefox/1.5

Difference 1: Size of font is much smaller than displayed by Internet Explorer.

Difference 2: At the end of every page, Firefox, but not Internet Explorer, displays a broken image.

Reproducible: Always
A difference doesn't mean that there is a bug in Firefox and where should there be a broken image ?

Comment 2

13 years ago
Reporter, please take a look at
http://www.mozilla.org/quality/bug-writing-guidelines.html

Also. Please only file one issue per report, so let's focus this report on difference 1. If you feel like it, you can file a new bug for difference 2.

Adjusting summary accordingly. Old summary "2 differences from IE"

FWIW: the page uses a <BASEFONT SIZE=4 face=verdana COLOR="#405C9E">. Can you provide a side-by-side screenshot of the differences in font size?
Summary: 2 differences from IE → Firefox shows page with smaller fonts than IE
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Comment 3

13 years ago
Created attachment 207141 [details]
Screen shots in IE and Firefox demonstrating smaller fonts in Firefox
In Firefox you can choose every font-family and font-size you like.
Tools > Options > Content > Fonts & Colors > Advanced.

Comment 5

13 years ago
(In reply to comment #3)
> Created an attachment (id=207141) [edit]
> Screen shots in IE and Firefox demonstrating smaller fonts in Firefox

As comment 1 correctly states, it's hard to tell which browser gives the correct rendering. I've compared with Safari as well, and Firefox and Safari give me about equal results. So i'm tempted to call this a WFM/Invalid. Anyone disagreeing?

As to your missing image, did you file a separate bug for it? Can you report the bug number here?
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Comment 6

13 years ago
Thanks. However, I've checked "Allow pages to choose their own fonts, =
instead of my selections above." Then, why doesn't Firefox display the =
same as IE?
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX

Comment 7

13 years ago
(In reply to comment #6)
> Thanks. However, I've checked "Allow pages to choose their own fonts, =
> instead of my selections above." Then, why doesn't Firefox display the =
> same as IE?

Well, from what i can tell it's actually IE that's not displaying them the same as Firefox or Safari on my Mac. Assuming you're the web master of these pages, have a look at this page:
http://www.w3.org/QA/Tips/font-size
and links therein. 

Good luck!

PS: reopening, as the resolution "wontfix" means "The problem described is a bug which will never be fixed." and it is not established that this is actually a bug. 
Status: RESOLVED → UNCONFIRMED
Resolution: WONTFIX → ---

Comment 8

13 years ago
rmsimons50@yahoo.com : if you're unsure about which resolution to chose, click the link "resolution" before making your choice, to see which resolution is the correct one :)
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago13 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
FYI: He is using the depricated <basefont> tag 
which isn't supported by Gecko (bug 3875).
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