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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

is an engineering manager with over 20 years of experience across software development, site reliability engineering, and security. He is the creator of SimplePie and AWS SDK for PHP, patented multifactor-authentication-as-a-service at WePay, defined much of the CI/CD and SRE disciplines at McGraw-Hill Education, and came up with the idea of “serverless, event-driven, responsive functions in the cloud” while at Amazon Web Services in 2010. Ryan's aptly-named blog, , is where he writes about ideas longer than . Ambivert. Curious. Not a coffee drinker.