Bug 454366 - Fedora's Firefox incorrectly renders a valid XHTML 1.0 transitional page
Fedora's Firefox incorrectly renders a valid XHTML 1.0 transitional page
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Gecko Maintainer
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-07-07 20:02 EDT by Claude Boucher
Modified: 2008-07-08 13:17 EDT (History)
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The page rendered with the latest versions of firefox 3 (Fedora 9 top; Ubuntu 8.04 bottom) (357.50 KB, image/png)
2008-07-07 20:02 EDT, Claude Boucher
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Description Claude Boucher 2008-07-07 20:02:24 EDT
Description of problem:
Fedora's builds of Firefox ( on Fedora 8 and 3.0.1 on Fedora 9)
incorrectly renders a valid XHTML 1.0 transitional page at this URL:

Fedora's builds of Firefox are the only ones to exhibit this problem. That's why
I didn't kick the problem upstream (see below for versions and platforms tested). 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
* firefox-3.0-1.fc9.i386
* firefox-

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Firefox
2. Paste the URL http://www.msg.gouv.qc.ca/service_aerien/service_aerien.html in
the address bar
3. See for yourself
Actual results:

The right-hand column of the page is displayed centered at the bottom of the
page which is not the desired outcome.

Expected results:

The right-hand column (with the search tool) should be rendered on the right
side of the page, below the navigation bar.

Additional info:

1- The same page is displayed correctly by the current versions of Firefox 3.0
in Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron), OpenSuSE 11.0 and Windows XP; Opera (on Fedora,
Ubuntu and Windows XP) and Internet Explorer 7.0 (on Windows XP).

2- The HTML and the CSS both passed validation. The W3C validation URLs follow:

Comment 1 Claude Boucher 2008-07-07 20:02:24 EDT
Created attachment 311213 [details]
The page rendered with the latest versions of firefox 3 (Fedora 9 top; Ubuntu 8.04 bottom)
Comment 2 Christopher Aillon 2008-07-08 13:17:03 EDT
Your fonts are clearly different in the two screenshots.  For me with my font
settings, it appears fine, but if I tweak them a little bit, I can reproduce
your problem.  This seems more to be a bug in the website expecting certain
fonts/sizes.  However, as a workaround, you can tweak your font settings in
GNOME or Firefox to fix this.

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