This may be related to bugs 42451 and 42471 in that it is a regression that started failing somewhere between 5PM on June 8 and 5PM on June 10. Go to above url. The page layout is not quite correct but it's hard to describe. Go fill in any field. The characters will appear in the field below the one you selected.
Note the demo URL referenced is a saved copy of a real-world page, so whatever this is affects sites that are out there.
The page layout looks bad, but not bad enough to hold beta2 for. We'd also like to see this on the real page out on the web. Also, we can't reproduce the problem with form fields.
Part of the badness of this page is the lack of the images that came with it, the images were instrumental in the layout. The issues with the form fields I believe has to do with invalid html, for example, there is a font element within a TR that is specifying specific font style and height. That may be the cause. If this page is being used as an example, I would ensure that the images are also brought over and I would ensure the page is valid HTML. If you can provide the images needed for this document, I would be more than happy to clean it up for you.
OK, what about http://lxr.mozilla.org/seamonkey/search?string=ACCESS_DENIED There's lots of layout wierdness that used to work fine.
Communicator handles this sample JUST FINE without the images. Mozilla USED to handle this form JUST FINE. Closing this for lack of images is flimsy, lazy, and missed the point.
Based on the initial wontfix resolution that was given to this, I went and changed the sample page itself so that it lays out properly in seamonkey (it's part of the wallet demo which is part of the seamonkey product). So now we've lost the test case to demonstrate this bug. If you decide to work on this, you'll need to fetch version 1.2 of netmarket.html from mozilla-org/html/wallet/samples and use that as the test case.
updated priority and severity
http://lxr.mozilla.org/seamonkey/search?string=ACCESS_DENIED works fine for me. morse can you grab that version of the web page for me? or let me know if I can contact you for help finding it? also is this "problem" directly from the form fields? or the way layout is handling the strange HTML?? is this something for the editor group or layout?
I've attached the original version of netmarket.html that was showing the problem. Things are a bit better now than they were when I originally reported the bug but the layout is still not correct. Note the words "spacer" and "hr" sprinkled over the page. Compare this to the way that 4.x lays out the same page.
Fix URL. The reason that page layout might differ, if there are broken images on the page, is that gecko handles broken images very poorly. It does not preserve their height and width. See bug 41924.
No, that URL won't demonstrate it. Recall that I had rewritten the html of that page in order to work around this bug. So you'll need the original html file which is what I just attached.
I'm sure that the remaining layout issues here are because of our broken broken image handling. Should this be closed, or marked a dup of 41924? The original problem that the bug describes is fixed.
as Simon indicated, the original problem described here is resolved, marking as such.
Marking verifed per last comments.