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01-30-2005, 06:15 AM
I read about a line of HTML with a special input tag that crashes IE, but I might have found something else. I'll keep this (http://www.polisource.com/pwp_3.shtml) page around for a while, and maybe I'll figure out what's causing the crash if someone confirms it, just for fun.
Could it be something other than the HTML?
I don't need help with the HTML. I'll copy it to a different file and work on it there, in a different browser. It doesn't crash Firefox or Opera.
01-30-2005, 07:08 AM
I don't get a crash here, but it does appear to hang the browser. Running IE 6.0 on Win98SE.
01-30-2005, 07:14 AM
Yeah, that's all that happens to me. Maybe that's not considered a crash.
01-30-2005, 08:19 AM
Qualifies as a crash in my book. Leave my browser alone, you cretin! Running IE 6.0 on Win98SE. But why, man? Why? Oh, the humanity...
# He didn't say "Don't look," now did he?
01-30-2005, 10:10 AM
if it's the one I think it is, it's not actually the input tag that causes it.
<input type crash>
The input type could be any input - it's the lack of <body></body> tags that causes it.
Your page, OTOH, is something completely different.
01-30-2005, 03:40 PM
Your page, OTOH, is something completely different. That goes without saying...
My one attempt to trace the problem nearly brought my whole system down (even after I fixed the mistakes found here (http://validator.w3.org/)). I am not going to try that again. :blah:
01-30-2005, 07:55 PM
The problem is probably due to some of the div widths not fitting in others. It worked before I changed the widths to the wrong values, and it works now that I fixed it. But I'll leave the dangerous HTML on that page for brave hackers who want to experiment.
01-31-2005, 09:08 AM
Here's (http://www.polisource.com/pwp_4.shtml) what I was going for. As always, it's doable, but was more trouble that it should be. This one doesn't crash IE, but I haven't checked my household appliances yet.
I think I have to tweak it for IE versions below 6, and I'd like to know why Opera puts the rounded right end for the "Book Recommendations" line up by the "Book Publishers" line. I might have to visit the Opera community.
01-31-2005, 04:56 PM
[Puts on hard hat, hazmat suit and lucky rabbit's foot.] Nope, no crashies.
Looks better in Firefox, too. :smile:
But it's a little too wide for an 800x600 screen, and the footer gets out of whack (both browsers).
01-31-2005, 08:11 PM
I'll work on the footer tonight. I think I noticed that the right border gets cut off at 800x600 but I decided to keep it like that so it's more efficiently sized for larger screens. I won't let that bother me as long as side banners aren't cut off.
I noticed this morning that the email and homepage addresses no longer get bold when hovering in Firefox or IE. I have no idea what I did to mess that up. I didn't go any where near the footer code. I'll work on that too.
...maybe I'll just reduce the width for 800x600. Sounds easier than fixing the footer, but I'll still work on the hover effect.
02-01-2005, 06:30 AM
The crash bug will remain a mystery for now. I moved the file to the wrong directory and deleted it without realizing that it was no longer where it was, and I cleared my cache since the last time I loaded it. At least I have multiple backups of the one I need.
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