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Full Article Attached Update on Tree Plan for 0.9.4

Saturday August 25th, 2001

Asa Dotzler has sent in an update to what mozilla.org's plans are for the 0.9.4 milestone. Click the full article link for more info on this, and what you can do to help.


#128 Re: Re: MSNBC Example, AOL Declares War on IE

by tny

Tuesday September 4th, 2001 10:33 AM

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<quote>MSNBC does NOT look "Ok" on Netscape 6.1 or Moz 0.9.3. I haven't tried it on a recent build, but once 0.9.4 is out I intend to try it on that. The dropdown menus do work properly, but it has a fairly significant glitch in the middle top of the screen, where the display scrolls and splits up in an unintended way.</quote>

When I first looked at the page in Mozilla, this glitch wasn't present; there was only a small hole in the dropdown menu where I assumed (wrongly, as it turned out) there ought to be a graphic. A few minutes later, it's a mess. Why?

Looks like there's a table cell with multiple divisions that are being swapped by some javascript. It works in Netscape 4, but not in Moz. The namespace is <html xmlns:ie>, so Moz should go into quirks mode. Anyway, the table cell height isn't being respected (it's set to 78 pixels in the HTML, but it's not set in the css; possibly setting it to 78px in the css would fix the problem), and both of the swapped texts are being shown. I assume something similar is happening with the banner ad at the middle, causing the gap I noticed and thought was OK.

So, here's the script:

var aCms=document.all.cms; aCms[iMarqOld].style.display="none"; aCms[iMarqCur].style.display=""; cov_MarqTimer(3500);}

Notice the use of "document.all.cms"? This might be it. I'm guessing that both are being shown because neither is ever hidden by the script.

If I'm right, someone should report as an evangelism bug.