Re: Disturbing IE 4.0pp2 behavior for lang="en"

Misha Wolf (misha.wolf@reuters.com)
Fri, 22 Aug 1997 11:16:34 +0000 (GMT)


Message-Id: <B0000614410@ritig6.rit.reuters.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 1997 11:16:34 +0000 (GMT)
From: Misha Wolf <misha.wolf@reuters.com>
In-Reply-To: <3.0.3.32.19970822030519.00faa184@emf.net>
To: Chris Wendt <christw@microsoft.com>
Cc: www-html <www-html@w3.org>
Subject: Re: Disturbing IE 4.0pp2 behavior for lang="en"

Chris,

The following is very worrying.

Misha

Stephen Mack wrote:
> 
> Here is a minimal (corrected!) example.
> 
> First, run IE 4.0 pp2.  Select the UTF font by using the
> View | Fonts | Universal Alphabet (UTF-8) command.
> 
> Then view this HTML document:
> 
> <HTML>
> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset='UTF-8'">
> <TITLE>Entities</TITLE>
> <BODY>
> <P>
> &trade; &radic; &beta;
> <P LANG="EN">
> &trade; &radic; &beta;
> </BODY>
> </HTML>
> 
> The only difference between these two paragraphs is that the
> second specifies a language with the LANG attribute.  The
> first paragraph will display correctly, but only the trademark
> symbol is displayed in the second paragraph.  (The other two
> entities are displayed with a hollow box.)
> 
> The bug also occurs if the LANG is specified in the
> <HTML> tag or the <BODY> tag.
> -- 
> E. Stephen Mack <estephen@emf.net>    http://www.emf.net/~estephen/

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