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Re: Conventions for Sharing User Agent Profiles

From: David W. Morris <dwm@shell.portal.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Aug 1996 13:48:57 -0700 (PDT)
To: Kevin Kenny <kennykb@cobweb.crd.ge.com>
Cc: Fisher Mark <FisherM@is3.indy.tce.com>, 'Koen Holtman' <koen@win.tue.nl>, 'Simon Spero' <ses@tipper.oit.unc.edu>, HTTP Working Group <http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Message-Id: <Pine.SUN.3.93.960816130317.5380C-100000@jobe.shell.portal.com>


On Fri, 16 Aug 1996, Kevin Kenny wrote:

> I can't speak for David, but I maintain a data base of browser capabilities
> to fight browser bugs.  Among others are
> 
> 	- a number of browsers get confused if there are multiple
> 	  <INPUT TYPE=IMAGE> with the same SRC= attribute.
> 
> 	- a number of browsers get various mysterious failures and
> 	  rendering errors on anchors in tables.
> 
> Those are the two big ones on my site.  There are probably some others.
> Neither of these is a presentation issue.

One that has risen more than once in my projects is the browser's 
handing of the following <form> fragment:

   <select name=x>
     <option>Choice 1
     <option>Choice 2
     <option>Choice 3
   </select>

One browser does what I prefer (default is nothing selected) but doesn't
follow the HTML standard as I read it and the other follows 
the standard (default is first is selected). Yet another browser ignores
selected in <option selected>.

Dave Morris
Received on Friday, 16 August 1996 13:53:45 EDT

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