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Work on engine

Well I started work on my own GUI last week, and things are progressing well. I'll post screenshots and descriptions as it gets closer to being finished

RobertC

RobertC

 

CSS Conformance in broswers

Well, work is driving me nuts at times. Having to deal with IE and its constant problems rendering a perfectly good style-Sheeted page that works in Firefox ( or any other Mozilla based browser ) is driving me crazy. I mean - how hard is it to follow standards? Standards are there for a reason, but Microsoft with their "Holier-than-thou" attitude decide not to implement certain parts of the W3C CSS2 recommendation properly - or not at all! The worst part is that we have to wait until Longhorn for a new broswer that _might_ work properly with the standards.

I ran into the "Carriage Return" bug a few days ago. Up until now I had never known about it or even run into it, which is quite surprising given the characteristics of this bug. In IE, this line here ( it happens with other tags too, such is and ):


class="bob">
"link" border="0" alt="image" />




Looks fine doesn't it? Well... it's not. Apparently those of us who like to format our (X)HTML nicely so that it can be read and debugged efficiently ( god forbid! ) are doomed. The carriage return after the img tag causing a newline to be generated in Internet Explorer!

Soooo this will fix it:


class="bob">
"link" border="0" alt="image" />



Which isn't too bad, but with a large page this can get qutie confusing.

To be a little fairer on IE, this bug has been around for quite some time and in other browsers ( such as Netscape ). But IE is the only browser that STILL has the bug ( as of Version 6 ).

Arrrg..

RobertC

RobertC

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