Last modified: 2009-08-15 20:28:19 UTC
Since the class for the content area for namespace 0 was changed from "ns-0" to "ns-0 ltr",
there is a new Internet Explorer CSS problem. The background of an article is correctly shown
white, but if you copy the whole article and for example paste it to word, you get the blue
background, which is normally only shown on pages not in namespace 0.
The content-id gets this blue background in MediaWiki:Monobook.css (affects at least german and
english wikipedia) and is then overridden for class "ns-0". Internet Explorer (6 and 7) copies
it with blue background anyway. I tested it with overriding ".ns-0.ltr #content", but even this
I can't replicate this with either WordPad or OpenOffice 2.0.1
on Windows XP SP 2 with IE 7 beta 2. Might be a MS Word bug,
or some weird misfeature?
Able to reproduce using Windows XP SP2, Word 2002. Steps taken:
1. Open http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
2. Ctrl-A to select all
3. Paste into Word
Page pasted with what looks like a faint blue background. Selected another
background colour for the document, and the discolouration persists, so I guess
this is what you're talking about?
Yes. It's also when you only select the text of one page. It's the color of ".ns-0
#content" in MediaWiki:Monobook.css.
I don't really know, how copying and so on in windows works (how the formating is
preserved when pasting to another application...) and I don't know how to fix it, I only
reproduced an issue, which was reported to firstname.lastname@example.org. So it's a stupid thing,
but I thought reporting it here is a good idea.
Christian, can you try using wordpad (should be in windows already) and
or in openoffice writer ( http://download.openoffice.org/ , free). That
would help track if its a word bug :)
Win XP SP 3 + IE 8 + WordPad -> no background
Win XP SP 3 + IE 8 + OpenOffice 3.1 -> no background
I don't have an actual copy of Microsoft Word on hand to test at the moment. Is this a problem that still exists? With what, if any versions of Word/IE?
I just checked it with IE 8 (running Windows Vista) and Word 2003. It seems to work now. I reported this bug 2006, when IE6 was the current version and I believe, it was a bug in IE - so we shouldn't care and this bug could be closed.
Marking WFM. Seems to be an issue with IE6 + Word. Nothing we can really do to help this.