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.


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: wasp@microsoft.com. I will try it soon...

Miscellaneous import problems: fails to import file in quotes rather than with url(), but does import something that is after other CSS.
1.4, 1.5
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.
The line-height percentages are interpreted relative to normal (ca. 120%) rather than to the font-size.
5.3.4, 5.3.6, 5.3.7
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 sub and super (and text-bottom? and baseline).
Percentage values are relative to the normal amount rather than to the font-size.
5.5.01, 5.5.03
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
5.5.06, 5.5.08 5.5.10
top-padding and bottom-padding in 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 TABLE)
5.5.07, 5.5.10
The right-padding is expanded due to justification of text. Is this bad?
border-style: dashed and border-style: dotted do not work.
5.5.18, 5.5.19, 5.5.20, 5.5.21, 5.5.22
Double border set as 10px or medium has uneven halves.
5.5.25, 5.5.26
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 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 CSS2 specs.
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 STYLE attribute.

Unsupported Features

Valid HTML 4.0!

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