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Re: before/info breaks in modern browsers

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 17:47:42 +0100
Message-ID: <4919B72E.1040904@w3.org>
To: Eric Eggert <mail@yatil.de>
CC: public-wai-eo-badtf@w3.org

Hi Eric, all,

This is actually a feature rather than a bug! We wanted to show that bad 
markup may cause the content to break in different browsers. However, it 
seems that this is not clear enough -many people did not realize that we 
are doing this intentionally to show something.

The question is now: how can we better show that this is a feature of 
the Demo? Maybe the "in-between pages" may make it more clear. Also, the 
navigation proposed by Michael may have some space for a small comment. 
Let's discuss these and other ideas tomorrow...


Eric Eggert wrote:
> Hi all (again)!
> The before articles page breaks horribly in modern browsers[1], we 
> should correct that.
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/2005/Demo/before/info
> Image: http://skitch.com/yatil/5exs/skitched-20081111-114346
> This is because there are floats without any width are applied to the 
> right side divs, which is not working according to the CSS2 spec.
> Solution: Bring on the tables!
> The issue (content is displayed in another order than in the markup) can 
> be displayed with some tables, stacked upon each other. this wonít break 
> in modern browsers, too.
> Another solution would be to change the (inline) styles.
> Regards, Eric
> [1] Tested in Firefox and Safari. IE6 seems to render the design as 
> intended, although I havenít tested heavily as Iím on a mac.

Shadi Abou-Zahra - http://www.w3.org/People/shadi/ |
   WAI International Program Office Activity Lead   |
  W3C Evaluation & Repair Tools Working Group Chair |
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