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RE: overlapped span

From: Pawel S. Veselov <vps@phoenix.math.spbu.ru>
Date: Sat, 17 Jun 2000 02:59:45 +0400 (MSD)
To: Richard T Taylor <richard.t.taylor@marchFIRST.com>
cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0006170257110.30578-100000@phoenix.math.spbu.ru>
                    Hello, Richard!

On Fri, 16 Jun 2000, Richard T Taylor wrote:

>What are you trying to get it to do?
>
>do you want the words span to land exactly on top of one another?  
>
>If you are trying to get span to land on top of one another you are going to
>have to use a style sheet to make sure that the fonts and the breaks are
>exactly the same size.

Nope, what I'm trying to figure out, how to create an algorithm for handling
this kind of 'bad html'. This code breaks the behaviour of browser, but since
both NN and MSIE failed to show it reasonably, I can't figure out how to do
it in my browser...

Thanx,
    Pawel.

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Pawel S. Veselov [mailto:vps@phoenix.math.spbu.ru]
>Sent: Friday, June 16, 2000 3:38 PM
>To: www-html@w3.org
>Subject: overlapped span
>
>
>Hi,
>
>    I was trying to create different kind of html tests, that includes
>    really incorrect html for testing a browser. And I got the following,
>    and it appears that neither Netscape nor MSIE can render this html
>    correctly.
>
><html><body>
><table><tr><td>left<br>up</td>
>           <td rowspan=2>row<br>span<br>row<br>span<br></td></tr>
>       <tr><td colspan=2>col span</td></tr>
></table>
></body></html>
>
>    So, I got sort of technical question - how a browser should handle 
>    this cases ? I mean is there any well-known algorithm for doing this ?
>    I didn't try Amaya, though.
>
>So, if you can give some help or suggestions - I would really
>appreciate it.
>
>Thanx,
>    Pawel.
>

Bye.
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