[kde-linux] Cannot access certain site

Gaffer. derrick_s at tesco.net
Wed Apr 2 19:02:02 UTC 2008

Hi Guys,

On Wednesday 02 April 2008 14:02, Anne Wilson wrote:
> 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.
> Anne

I checked using "Qpera, Firefox & Konqueror"  It seems that Konqueror 
doesn't handle the scaling properly.  The first two show the site 
correctly but much reduced width.  I had to go up to 150% in order to 
fill the browser window width.

Just my 2p worth !

Best Regards:

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