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RE: Style Sheet crashes IE on MAC

From: Yvonne Throgmorton <yvonnet@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 1998 09:55:25 -0700
Message-ID: <174A69422993D111A13C00805FFE51B4061561@sjc-msg-01.dns.microsoft.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
I don't see an obvious reason for the crash and I cannot reproduce it.  Even
with the HTML tags in the stylesheets, IE should not be crashing obviously.
For debugging purposes it would be handy to also have a sample HTML page
that crashes when referencing these stylesheets (in case the crash requires
specific content to go with those stylesheets.)  

I also looked at Dmitry's website (www.gibbsnc.com <http://www.gibbsnc.com>
) and there I do get a crash with IE 4.0 for Mac.  I see a different
stylesheet there and it appears to be the @meta line causing that crash.
This bug was already fixed for the next release of IE for Mac.

Dmitry: if you want to forward me a sample page that you use with the
previous example stylesheets, or simply a URL where I can investigate
myself, I'll see if I can reproduce your original crash.

Incidentally, when trying to isolate a crash with stylesheets it's a good
idea also to check and see if the crash is specific to the method used to
import the stylesheet.  In the past I've seen various bugs in various
browsers that were specific to the glue method (including relative versus
absolute URLs to external stylesheets and external versus inline styles.)

Yvonne Throgmorton <yvonnet@microsoft.com>
Internet Explorer for Macintosh

-----Original Message-----
From:	Sue Jordan [SMTP:sjacct@worldnet.att.net]
Sent:	Thursday, April 23, 1998 9:21 AM
To:	www-style@w3.org
Subject:	Re: Style Sheet crashes IE on MAC

Dmitry Erman wrote:
> We use 2 style sheets within all our pages. These style sheets cause IE on
> the MAC to die with an error 02. I have traced this problem to the style
> sheets but do not know what it is that is causing the error.

You should remove the HTML markup from your external .css file.
Nothing enclosed in angle brackets should be in the external .css

  ^^^^^^ and the closing </STYLE> should be removed from both style

If this isn't causing the crash, perhaps someone with Mac can provide
the reason, especially if you were to ask in:


CSSCheck <http://www.htmlhelp.com/tools/csscheck/> gave the usual
warnings about absolute length units and potential colour conflicts,
and an error for hover as a pseudo-element, but nothing to indicate
crash potential in IE.

Sue Jordan
Received on Thursday, 23 April 1998 12:55:40 UTC

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