CSS Test Suite Results: MS Internet Explorer For Windows 5.0b1
Last Tested: 1998 July 15.
Bugs not from Test Suite
I am mentioning this because it is an odd display bug that about which
those who do not have access to the beta may wish to be informed.
- An <LI> element that begins with a link has its bullet colored the
same color as the link.
The list that follows is a list of bugs in the browser, that is, what is
described is in error. I have also included a few partially supported
features as bugs.
Apparently, Microsoft has an email address for standards-compliance bugs:
firstname.lastname@example.org. I will try it soon...
- Miscellaneous import problems: fails to import file in quotes rather
url(), but does import something that is after other
- Class/ID selectors should not be allowed to begin with digits.
The browser displays incorrect behavior, as explained in the link to the
test. It should ignore the properties, since selectors should not begin with
digits. If it accepts them, then authors using MSIE would not realize that
what they did was wrong and not supported by other browsers.
- Line has underline and overstrike.
- No oblique fonts -- can this be done in Windows??
- The small-caps doesn't keep capital letters larger than the rest. Maybe
it is just considering it the same as all-caps.
- Font weight 500 should probably be rendered as bold, as per the example
in the CSS2 spec.
medium is not defined as the default font size, as it should be.
line-height percentages are interpreted relative to
normal (ca. 120%) rather than to the font-size.
- Repeat-x and repeat-y do not tile in both directions.
0.25pc should equal
3pt, but it does not.
- Underlining does not stay the same color throughout the paragraph.
- Not all
aligns work. In fact, the only ones that work are
- Percentage values are relative to the normal amount rather than to the
- top-margin and bottom-margin in percentage units behave oddly (and differently in and out
of TABLE - percent value may be referring to height instead of width when
outside of TABLE
- margin:auto does not cause centering of the block
- There are some serious problems within the table, involving percentage
margins on the bottom.
percentage units are too big (or is it just a problem with what is
a square???) (but the
same this time inside and outside of
- The right-padding is expanded due to justification of text. Is this
border-style: dashed and
border-style: dotted do not work.
- Double border set as
medium has uneven halves.
The floating images are aligned at their bottom. They must be top-aligned
relative to their containing block-level element (<P>) and containing
line-block, according to
Section 4.1.4 of
the CSS1 Spec.
- 5.5.25 float
- The bottom edge of the background fill (white) is set by the floated image
rather than by the paragraph (throughout the test), even when the paragraph
is not yet done. When the paragraph is not yet done, the background ends
and then restarts with the next line of text.
- The negative
bottom-margin fail, turning to zero.
display: list-item does nothing. Is this a valid
test??? A better test is the following, which fails:
- The horizontal alignment of the list markers is wrong. See the
list-style: inside only works partially for upper-alpha
- The 25% margin within the table is not quite 25% of the BODY width.
- Decimal points in percentages are not supported in the
<HEAD>, but they are in the
- Alternate Stylesheets (1.1)
- text-decoration: blink;
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