[kde-linux] Cannot access certain site

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Wed Apr 2 13:02:48 UTC 2008

On Wednesday 02 April 2008 13:45, david wrote:
> > Agreed.  Using your technique I confirm that konqueror has the same
> > problem on this system too.  However, firefox does not.
> Better - or different - error handling would be my guess. Handling HTML
> tag soup has been a problem for browser developers for a long time now.
> I'm not familiar with how much the W3C standards have to say about error
> handling beyond the standard guideline of "If you don't recognize it,
> ignore it" (applied to tags / attributes / values). When faced with
> items like missing closing tags, the browser basically has to "guess"
> where the page author wanted to put the missing tag. How a browser
> figures that out varies from browser to browser. IE is notorious for
> accepting almost anything, partly because it's willing to take more
> radical guesses (based on its programmers ideas of what users expect
> pages to look like). Netscape / Mozilla were more likely to stick with
> standards and simply reject the mess if they couldn't make sense of
> them. I don't know where Konqueror falls on that spectrum.

Sadly, too many sites are only checked against IE.  Nothing much we can do 
about that, apart from complain to the site owners.


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