24 April 2005

Browsers and platforms: HTML highlighting and web-page rendering inconsistencies

Quick tip: Browser bug workarounds

Observation: Highlighting HTML from a platform is not consistent across either browsers or platforms.

Purpose: This is a follow-up to bugs with Firefox.

I find it curious that IE and Firefox are not consistently optimal. IE works better with Mud's Tests; while Firefox works better when copying HTML code from Technorati.

Test

Using IE, Technorati tag-HTML is hard, if not impossible, to highlight; while on XFN it is no problem.


Two Contrasting Platforms


If you're using IE, Notice how two platforms are not consistently letting a reader highlight HTML
Hard to highlight: tag
<a href="http://technorati.com/tag/tag" rel="tag">tag</a>

Easy to highlight: XFN
<a href="" rel=""></a>


Curiously, I don't have the "inconsistent highlighting problem" when I use Firefox: Both sites are easy to copy with Firefox.

  • If the problem was with "my browser" would I not have the same trouble with both platforms?

  • Why is HTML on one platform easy to highlight, but difficult on another?

  • Putting aside the integration issues with IE and these two sites, why is Firefox compatible with "copying HTML code," but incompatible with Mud's Tests?

    -- END OF CONTENT: Remainder is a duplicate --
  • Quick tip: Browser bug workarounds

    Observation: Highlighting HTML from a platform is not consistent across either browsers or platforms.

    Purpose: This is a follow-up to bugs with Firefox.

    I find it curious that IE and Firefox are not consistently optimal. IE works better with Mud's Tests; while Firefox works better when copying HTML code from Technorati.

    Test

    Using IE, Technorati tag-HTML is hard, if not impossible, to highlight; while on XFN it is no problem.


    Two Contrasting Platforms


    If you're using IE, Notice how two platforms are not consistently letting a reader highlight HTML
    Hard to highlight: tag
    <a href="http://technorati.com/tag/tag" rel="tag">tag</a>

    Easy to highlight: XFN
    <a href="" rel=""></a>


    Curiously, I don't have the "inconsistent highlighting problem" when I use Firefox: Both sites are easy to copy with Firefox.

  • If the problem was with "my browser" would I not have the same trouble with both platforms?

  • Why is HTML on one platform easy to highlight, but difficult on another?

  • Putting aside the integration issues with IE and these two sites, why is Firefox compatible with "copying HTML code," but incompatible with Mud's Tests?

    -- END OF CONTENT: Remainder is a duplicate --
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