[kde-linux] Cannot access certain site
derrick_s at tesco.net
Wed Apr 2 19:02:02 UTC 2008
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.
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 !
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