MSIE Mac Bug

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 

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.

George Lund

Received on Thursday, 12 September 2002 13:54:56 UTC