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Status

Tech Evangelism Graveyard
English US
VERIFIED INVALID
17 years ago
3 years ago

People

(Reporter: doctor__j, Assigned: karnaze (gone))

Tracking

unspecified
x86
Windows 98

Details

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Description

17 years ago
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.
Summary: Layout difference on <multicol> tags → <multicol> tags ignored

Comment 2

16 years ago
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?)
(Assignee)

Comment 4

16 years ago
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.
(Assignee)

Comment 7

16 years ago
It is unlikely that we will ever support this. people.netsape.com should be 
changed. Marking later.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → LATER
LATER is evil.  Sending to evangelism.  This message brought to you by the 
Society For Not Supporting Every HTML Misfeature In Quirks Mode.
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Component: Layout → US English
Product: Browser → Tech Evangelism
Resolution: LATER → ---
Summary: <multicol> tags ignored → Remove <multicol> tags
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla1.0
Version: other → unspecified

Comment 9

16 years ago
yeah, this is not a mozilla bug.
marking INVALID.
Status: REOPENED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago16 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Product: Tech Evangelism → Tech Evangelism Graveyard
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