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 2013-03-17, 05:51 #1 Uncwilly 6809 > 6502     """"""""""""""""""" Aug 2003 101×103 Posts 101001010111112 Posts Inconsistent page display For quite some time PrimeNet has been serving up pages that are not consistent. Some of them work ok and some are malfed. For example http://www.mersenne.org/primenet/ gives me a page (in Opera, which follows the HTML standards uber faithfully) with all of the menu choices strung out across the top and the data way of to the right after that (it is in the right 1/6 of the page, so a lot of scrolling.) But some others like http://www.mersenne.org/report_recent_results/ don't have that problem, they are aligned ok. I poked around the code and found the differences that see to make it work or not. This is the working section from a page that works Code: `
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2013-03-17, 15:00   #2

"Richard B. Woods"
Aug 2002
Wisconsin USA

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Quote:
 Originally Posted by Uncwilly For quite some time PrimeNet has been serving up pages that are not consistent. Some of them work ok and some are malfed.
Thanks for taking the time to document this!

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 For example http://www.mersenne.org/primenet/ gives me a page (in Opera, which follows the HTML standards uber faithfully) with all of the menu choices strung out across the top and the data way of to the right after that (it is in the right 1/6 of the page, so a lot of scrolling.)
I've never seen that happen on any mersenne.org page (incl. all those you list) in Firefox. (I don't know whether that says anything about Opera vs. Firefox, or whether Firefox is sloppy -- I'm just reporting that for comparison. Maybe it means Firefox wouldn't be good for debugging these pages.)

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2013-03-17, 15:21   #3
Mr. P-1

Jun 2003

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 Originally Posted by cheesehead I've never seen that happen on any mersenne.org page (incl. all those you list) in Firefox. (I don't know whether that says anything about Opera vs. Firefox, or whether Firefox is sloppy -- I'm just reporting that for comparison. Maybe it means Firefox wouldn't be good for debugging these pages.)
Ditto Chromium

 2013-03-17, 18:52 #4 sdbardwick     Aug 2002 North San Diego County 733 Posts No formatting errors on IE9. Based on a cursory look at the HTML and description of the problem, it might just be a missing ...
2013-03-17, 19:06   #5
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"Luigi"
Aug 2002
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by sdbardwick No formatting errors on IE9. Based on a cursory look at the HTML and description of the problem, it might just be a missing ...
Firefox works great without </td>s...

Luigi

2013-03-17, 20:33   #6
chalsall
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"Chris Halsall"
Sep 2002

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Quote:
 Originally Posted by ET_ Firefox works great without s...
Yeah. It shouldn't, but it does.

WRT Uncwilly report above, validator.w3.org can be a good friend to any web developer. It's results for the Primenet Activity Summary is an example.

(Not to pick on George or Scott -- it can be a royal pain to get an HTML page to be fully conformant while still working correctly in all browsers (*cough* Internet Exploder *caugh*). I haven't checked myself recently to see if all of GPU72 is.)

 2013-03-17, 20:58 #7 Batalov     "Serge" Mar 2008 Phi(4,2^7658614+1)/2 9,857 Posts I am an FF user (the institute IT installed IE on all company computers though, and just recently proudly "rolled out" IE9 (!) oh yes!), but for the compatibilty sake, I also have to check some pages every once in a while. I've just noticed the latest M\$soft bid to bump up the html5 compliance ...IE10. Tested it now. Hmm, canvas is alive for the first time! Oh joy, rapture!
2013-03-23, 05:57   #8

"Richard B. Woods"
Aug 2002
Wisconsin USA

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Quote:
 Originally Posted by chalsall validator.w3.org can be a good friend to any web developer.
Yes!

 2014-02-03, 01:07 #9 Uncwilly 6809 > 6502     """"""""""""""""""" Aug 2003 101×103 Posts 7×17×89 Posts Thanks James for addressing this in your ministrations to PrimeNet! It has been noticed.

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