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Bug 4283 - Special:Preferences not rendering correctly in IE
Special:Preferences not rendering correctly in IE
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Parser (Other open bugs)
All Linux
: Normal critical (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-12-15 09:45 UTC by James Taylor
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:37 UTC (History)
0 users

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description James Taylor 2005-12-15 09:45:25 UTC
I upgraded to mediawiki 1.5.3 and a screen rendering bug showed up in Special:Version on IE 
6.  It works in Firefox.

MediaWiki: 1.5.3 
PHP: 4.4.0 (apache) 
MySQL: 4.0.24 

With the setup above, the links for user data, skin, files, date format etc do not render 
properly on the screen.  In fact they nor the enter buttons show up at all.  Here is a 
screen grab.

However, the links to the various prefsections are still there in the correct place (as you 
can see in the pic.  Look at the status bar at the bottom when I had my mouse about at the 
x). You can click on the link when you mouseover fine, it is just that you can't see the 
text or buttons.  All of the details for each section show up ok when you save changes (if 
you can find where the button is to click).

I changed the background color of the legend to black to see if I could see anything and it 
almost seemed like it was rendering the text part under the details with the link still in 
the normal position.  It is very interesting.  The links are there like I mentioned but you 
can't highlight and select them in any way either, only click.  Very strange behavior.

I did another test on another server with the following setup.
#  MediaWiki: 1.5.3
# PHP: 4.4.2-dev (cgi)
# MySQL: 4.0.26-log

On the setup above it works fine in IE.  I can copy the skins directory over from this 
server to the other to no avail.  I have also done a diff on the source on both sides and 
they are identical.  It seems like it could be specific to PHP: 4.4.0 (apache)?  If I go to 
the server that works, view source and do the same on the one that doesn't work.  I can do a 
diff on the output and it is virtually identical outside of a different wiki name and paths 

However even on that server (that works) the screen renders strangely.  Sometimes it shows 
all of the details for a few seconds before hiding all but the selected one in the legend.  
Other times, the user data details render at 100% across the content, and then it squeezes 
over when the legend finally renders.

Comment 1 James Taylor 2005-12-15 09:57:23 UTC
Please close the ticket.  I got it.  Sorry.

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