CSS version of hotbot lays out fine on Nav4, IE4 but badly on 4/7 AppRunner.

VERIFIED INVALID

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Core
CSS Parsing and Computation
P3
normal
VERIFIED INVALID
19 years ago
19 years ago

People

(Reporter: ekrock's old account (dead), Assigned: Peter Linss)

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x86
Windows NT
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Description

19 years ago
Webmonkey helpfully files a bug report in the form of a press story.
See http://www.hotwired.com/webmonkey/99/16/index1a_page3.html?tw=browsers
for screen shot.  I checked; http://beta.hotbot.com/ looks great in Nav4 but
messy in 4/7 AppRunner on NT4.
The problems I see are the following:

.redBox1 - the stylesheet assigns a margin to an inline-level element.  This is
hotbot's mistake.  NGLayout is correct not to show a space above "Search the
Web"

.redbox2 - SEARCH button - This is an error on *both* sides.  The 10px width
on .redBox2 is way too small, but NGLayout is making it way too big, thus
spreading the red way out.

NGLayout is correctly rendering no space between "MORE SEARCH OPTIONS"
and "Also Search" because, per HTML40, it is treating empty P elements as if
they do not exist.  (While I don't love this behavior, it's in the spec.)

In general, this page is quite badly written (try running it through an HTML
validator; try changing the font size if you have bad vision).  Unfortunately,
that is the state of the web.
Actually, my redbox2 comment was wrong.  Hotbot is browser-sniffing the CSS,
and it only gives the "width: 10px" to MSIE.  Therefore NGLayout is correct on
the .redBox2 as well.

Unless you see any other problems, this bug should be marked RESOLVED-INVALID.
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Updated

19 years ago
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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Comment 3

19 years ago
Thanks for the research David.

Updated

19 years ago
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED

Comment 4

19 years ago
Verified invalid.
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