image on html-formatted page overlaps text




10 years ago
7 years ago


(Reporter: Fred Gagnon, Unassigned)


3.0 Branch
Windows XP

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)



(4 attachments)



10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9) Gecko/2008051206 Firefox/3.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9) Gecko/2008051206 Firefox/3.0

image on html-formatted web-mail (gmail) page overlaps text and extends beyond top margin. This in ffox 2 and in 3 bets (and when retreived in Thunderbird) 
In comparison, rendering is correct with IE, i.e.: text wrapping is properly honored.  

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. View gmail from a particular sender whenever image is included. 
Actual Results:  
text does not honor image size/position and image can overrun top of page

Expected Results:  
subsequent text should start below image, image should start below previous line of text. 

I can send screen captures from ffox view (bad) and IE (good). 
The web page owner (not me) reports that the author of the html code says: 
"There's no real magic here.  It's a simple HTML with a couple of formatting commands that Firefox may not understand.
I found firefox was not able to handle some of the newer commands when I was coding your webpage.  That's not really a Microsoft problem as they are the lead dog.  If Firefox wants to compete, they have to stay current with the W3 Consortium and IE.  The commands are not hidden and functionality is published.  I'm not taking sides of IE over Firefox or vice-versa, but if you are going to stay in the running you have to at least match if not beat the leader."


10 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 434352

Comment 2

10 years ago
Got a sample url, or html file for that?
Related to Bug 427567 ?

Comment 4

10 years ago
no URL -- only the emails themselves, which I do not know how to extract into an html file from the thunderbird message. Suggestions on getting a sample to you would be welcome. 
Here's a curious thing I just noticed: 
when I opt for 
View > Message body as > Simple html 
then the rendering is good. 

But opting for: 
View > Message body as > Original html 
displays the issue. 

so that's a workaround, but not a solution. 

Comment 5

10 years ago
In thunderbird you can do View -> Message Source. (Can also save as an .eml file)

Comment 6

10 years ago
(I had forgotten that, not having need of it for a couple of years.) 
So should I paste the whole thing (29990 char's) in this thread? 

Comment 7

10 years ago
No, use the "Add and Attachment" link.

Comment 8

10 years ago
Created attachment 321519 [details]
Example email which Tbird mis-renders using Original html option

Ok - example .eml file attached. 
(Embarrasssed that I did not notice the "add attachment" control at the top of the form.)

Comment 9

10 years ago
Created attachment 322293 [details]
the problem as html file (extracted from the mail)

Hmm, at least konqueror doesn't render the pic over the text.

Comment 10

10 years ago
Thank you, Magnus Melin for restating the issue as an html file example.
But now, is there anybody to work on & fix this apparently long-standing renderer issue?  

Comment 11

10 years ago
To get it to move on we need to determine if it's actually a bug. And then figure out what the bug is...

I notice firefox3.1a1pre, opera9.5 and konqueror all render the test case the same. (Not sure what it looked like earlier - but I don't see any overlap.) If you still see it, a screenshot of the problem might help.

Comment 12

10 years ago
Created attachment 325207 [details]
Illustration of mis-rendering in Firefox (and prper rendering in IE)

Note that Firefox 2 and 3(so far) mis-renders the case.
Thunderbird 2 mis-renders the emails from which the example is derived 
for setting of: View > Message body as > Original HTML 
Thunderbird 2 correctly renders the emails from which the example is derived 
for setting of: View > Message body as > Simple HTML 
Further note that IE7 also correctly renders the example file.
{I will next attach the pared-down html file used to generate this screen shot)

Comment 13

10 years ago
Created attachment 325208 [details]
pared-down example html file used for screen shot
Reporter, are you still seeing this issue with Firefox 3.6.x or later in safe mode? If not, please close. These links can help you in your testing.
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-09-15]
Version: unspecified → 3.0 Branch
No reply, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.10 or later and a new profile ( If you continue to see this issue with the newest firefox and a new profile, then please comment on this bug.
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE

Comment 16

7 years ago
As far as I can tell, the issue no longer exists.  
(Checked with FF 3.6.9 in normal mode). 
Note that I saw the issue only from a sender using MSN photoEmail. 
I have received no new communication from the problem source about a year, and when I visit the problem material with the current FF and t-Bird releases, rendering appears to be correct.
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-09-15] → RESOLVED


7 years ago
Whiteboard: RESOLVED
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