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MSIE Mac Bug

From: George Lund <george@lundbooks.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 18:53:44 +0100
Message-ID: <SAgLaNKoSNg9IA3l@lundbooks.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

Possible bug in MS IE for the Mac, seems to apply to many versions but I 
only just got around to discovering what may have going on.  As it 
hasn't been fixed in so long I wonder if the programmers are aware:

I'm getting many server log entries such as:
... GET /books/'../default.css' HTTP/1.0" 404 ... "Mozilla/4.0 
(compatible; MSIE 4.01; AOL 5.0; Mac_PPC)"

A pair of single quotes has been added to the URL so that instead of 
looking for "/default.css" the browser is requesting 
"/books/'../default.css'".

This seems to be the results of incorrect parsing of CSS the @import 
directive, which in this case was:
@import url('../default.css');

Other browsers don't have the same problem, but feel free to point out 
if I've made a mistake in the syntax.  The solution is of course for me 
to remove the quote marks, I think.

regards
-- 
George Lund
Received on Thursday, 12 September 2002 13:54:56 GMT

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