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asp.net panel browser inconsistencies

From: Fiona Farrell <fiona@irishjobs.ie>
Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2006 12:16:59 -0000
To: <www-validator@w3.org>
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Validating 

To whom it may concern,

We have been using the W3c Validator to audit some pages on our site. We
have come across some issues regarding the <asp:panel> control which creates
different outputs for internet explorer and FireFox. In internet explorer it
creates a <div> tag where FF creates <table> items.

The results in Internet explorer are displaying the items correctly however
we are experiencing layout issues in FF.(additional <TR> and <TD>  without
any close tags)

Since our page is dynamically generated we cannot hard code a solution to
work on both browsers.

Have you any suggestions on how to resolve this issue. It appears that the
W3c Validator validates in the same way as Firefox displays. However most of
our clients would use Internet explorer which is .net compatible.

We also found the following on this site which gives us the impression that
it should pass the W3C Validation
http://www.asptoday.com/Content.aspx?id=2339

"A panel is intended as a container for other controls, and so arguably, to
be in keeping with the intention of the W3C standards, this should be
rendered as a <div /> . Amazingly, and despite the fact that it is arguably
Firefox that supports the W3C standards better, this renders correctly in IE
but not in Firefox! The fault here is entirely the ASP.NET runtime not
recognizing Firefox."

An example of the page in question is (on our site)

http://www.irishjobs.ie/forum/IndividualArticle.aspx?ForumTypeID=1648
<http://www.irishjobs.ie/forum/IndividualArticle.aspx?ForumTypeID=1648&SID=7
> &SID=7

We would appreciate any advise or suggestions you may be able to offer. We
would like clarification as to which way the W3c validator works regarding
panels and future plans regarding this issue.

Kind regards,

Fiona Farrell,
Design Coordinator
IrishJobs.ie

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Received on Friday, 3 February 2006 03:41:40 GMT

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