http://us.imdb.com/Title?0268126 is one example of this. The plot summary and the shopping box are painted in the same spot. Lots of people view the Internet Movie Database, so this should be fixed. I wasn't sure whether to assign this to evangelism or not - perhaps this is Mozilla's problem but I don't think so. I saw this effect on build 2001060712 for macintosh, for future reference if this turns out to be a layout bug after all.
Reporter, what build did you use when you saw this problem? I can not reproduce this problem in 2001-06-20-04/win2k. The page uses Layer tags etc, but appears to do so in a cross browser fashion. The page also has an HTLM 3.2 DOCTYPE which is not true because of the LAYER tags. Can someone with a recent build on a Mac confirm this?
As previously stated, I was using the milestone build: 2001060712. I have since upgraded to a still later version, 2001061908, and I still see this effect. If you don't see it on windows then this bug probably is for layout rather than evangelism - I'll look further into it since it's likely to be already reported elsewhere on bugzilla.
my bad. sorry i missed your report of the build. been looking at too many bugs i think. thanks for helping with this. cc'ing chrisn for another mac tester.
Okay, now that I suspect this is a layout bug rather than a problem at imdb, I've looked into it in depth a little more. They use only tables for layout, so somehow the content of a particular cell is spilling out of its confines. But searching through bugzilla, I can't find any macintosh-only bugs about table cells spilling everywhere. If this isn't a duplicate, I'd better give you a screenshot of what I'm seeing...
I am seeing this on 2001070708 mac os x (in classic), but I don't think this is evang. Bc: can you poke at this and see if this is an evang issue or a layout issue? Zach
zach: I think it is a Mac only layout issue, but I could always be wrong. It looks like it has to do with a) the align attribute on the IMDb image and b) the interaction with the stuff following with class="ch". If you look at the css for ch, it has a white-space: nowrap. To see if this idea is correct, save the page to disk, along with the css file and edit the css rules for ch to remove the whitespace: nowrap rule and see what happens.
This WORKSFORME using Mac/2001062823. Reporter or Zach, perhaps try changing your default font. I've seen some strangeness when using particular fonts. Be sure the font actually changes (it should; the page is displaying in my own selected font presently). Also, just for fun, ensure the right character coding is selected (ISO 8859-1).
It looks like we have two issues going on here. A layer issue with doubleclick ads that we need to evang on, and some type of issue either with font schumck or layout. Bc: for the 2xclick issue and layer, should this depend on a metabug, moved to bugscape, or be handled on it's own? I can whip up a letter for them if the latter. One way or another, this should be confirmed for the <layer> issue, let them get that hard earned ad revenue!
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
All Evangelism Bugs are now in the Product Tech Evangelism. See bug 86997 for details.
Component: Evangelism → US English
Product: Browser → Tech Evangelism
Version: other → unspecified
Priority: -- → P1
Summary: Internet Movie Database doesn't conform to W3C stuf → imdb.com - Internet Movie Database doesn't conform to W3C stuf
Okay, this has somehow been fixed (2001 10 26). Marking Worksforme.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Product: Tech Evangelism → Tech Evangelism Graveyard
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