Senseless rendering: Mac.Mozilla != Mac.Netscape6.01 ?!?!

Discussion in 'HTML' started by Roman =?ISO-8859-15?Q?Bl=F6th?=, Jul 2, 2003.

  1. Hello out there,


    pls excuse if my xposting might fall into a false group - this is a quick problem which I should solve soon...

    Why the heck would Mozilla 1.2.1 on a Mac (OS 9.x) render a HTML-page different from Netscape 6.01 on the same Mac?

    The page in question is (temporarily)

    http://www.gosub.de/felix/waitpage.html

    For debugging I turned on the table borders and trans.gif-borders:

    Netscape here always makes the spacer-gif table rows too high! It doesn't make any sense to me and I would be so thankful if someone could lead me back to the path of working HTML...

    I tried to set the colspan of the spacer rows (to add an extra blank space between the form field rows) to 6 first, of course, and now changed to 6 identical td's - no difference.

    I tried to set the table height - no use either

    I've added a style to the form tag - no use, as expected.

    I'm goin nuts soon...


    Any advice much appreciated here,
    Roman.
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    Roman Blöth
    gosub communications GmbH | Fredersdorfer Str. 10 | D-10243 Berlin
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    Roman =?ISO-8859-15?Q?Bl=F6th?=, Jul 2, 2003
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  2. Roman =?ISO-8859-15?Q?Bl=F6th?=

    Steve Pugh Guest

    Roman Blöth <> wrote:

    >Why the heck would Mozilla 1.2.1 on a Mac (OS 9.x) render a HTML-page
    >different from Netscape 6.01 on the same Mac?


    Netscape 6.01 is based on a much earlier version of the Gecko engine
    than Mozilla 1.2.1.

    >The page in question is (temporarily)
    >
    > http://www.gosub.de/felix/waitpage.html
    >
    >For debugging I turned on the table borders and trans.gif-borders:
    >
    >Netscape here always makes the spacer-gif table rows too high!


    Are you building a new web page with spacer gifs? How retro. ;-)

    > It doesn't make any sense to me and I would be so thankful if someone
    > could lead me back to the path of working HTML...


    See http://www.hut.fi/~hsivonen/doctype.html

    Your doctype puts Netscape 6.01 into Standards mode and Mozilla 1.2.1
    into Almost Standards mode.
    In Standards mode (Netscape 6.01) the table cells are sized according
    to the CSS specification - this means that the <img> is treated as if
    it was a text character and so space is left below it just as you
    would leave space below the letter 'a' in case the next letter in the
    sentence was 'g'.
    In Almost Standards mode (Mozilla 1.2.1) the table cell heights are
    rendered in retro-Netscape 4 fashion with no space below the images.

    >I tried to set the colspan of the spacer rows (to add an extra blank
    >space between the form field rows)


    Why not use margin on the form elements? Or padding on the table
    cells?

    Steve

    --
    "My theories appal you, my heresies outrage you,
    I never answer letters and you don't like my tie." - The Doctor

    Steve Pugh <> <http://steve.pugh.net/>
     
    Steve Pugh, Jul 2, 2003
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