From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:0.9.1+) Gecko/20010622 BuildID: 2001062211 Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Load the URL in Mozilla. 2. Load the URL in NS4.x. 3. Compare the two layouts.
It appears <multicol> is simply ignored. See the http://people.netscape.com/ site linked above, or it you have a slashdot account you can try http://slashdot.org/users.pl?op=edithome This may be a candidate for the war room. It certainly makes these two pages hard to use, but I don't know how common the problem is on other sites.
MULTICOL is one of our old NS tags. You won't find MULTICOL in the HTML 3.2 or 4.0 spec.
There are sites which rely on it and are broken without it. Which is easier, support it in quirks mode or evangelize the sites to switch to alternatives? Dunno, that's why I cc'd chrisn for war room consideration. (But it's a shame our own netscape.com is broken in this way. And the high geek-traffic Slashdot. How many others?)
Can someone please attach a description of multicol?
http://developer.netscape.com/docs/manuals/htmlguid/tags15.htm#1077197 example with percentage widths which nevertheless works despite the above: http://www.utoronto.ca/webdocs/HTMLdocs/NewHTML/multicol.html Compare people.netscape.com using Communicator and Mozilla.
I'm sure this is lower priority than many other compliance issues. IE does not support this tag either so I doubt it's used lots of places. But it is used in some.
It is unlikely that we will ever support this. people.netsape.com should be changed. Marking later.
LATER is evil. Sending to evangelism. This message brought to you by the Society For Not Supporting Every HTML Misfeature In Quirks Mode.
yeah, this is not a mozilla bug. marking INVALID.