POSTS FOR 2003

Opera 7.11 Bug

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I just downloaded Opera 7.11 today. I’ve been doing my web testing with Opera 6.05 and 7.03. Everything looks great in those Opera versions, but Opera 7.11 goofs on my <td align="top"> tag for the right-side menubar. I hope they fix it in Opera 7.12 or Opera 7.2 (whichever comes next).

“What? I thought this site was standards-compliant!” It is. I have what is called a “hybrid” site… kind of. A hybrid site is one that is in transition of making the move to CSS-only layouts. A CSS-only layout was my intention, but a rendering bug in all versions of IE/Win wouldn’t let me do it. And since IE/Win is the significant majority of all browsers, I had to do it. However, all of the TABLE’s formatting, sizing, etc. is done with CSS. Even then, it’s only a single table with a single pair of TD’s — with one set of TR’s, of course. Look at the source, and the TABLE is as simple as can be.

View this site in any non-compliant browser, and it downgrades awfully well. View it in a PDA or web-enabled cell phone, and it still looks peachy.

Ryan Parman

Ryan Parman is an experienced software engineer, open source evangelist, and passionate user advocate currently living in Seattle. He is the creator of and , and worked on DevOps and Security at . He is now bringing learning into the digital age as an Engineering Lead and Site Reliability Engineer at . Ryan's aptly-named blog, , is where he writes about ideas longer than .