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Bug 6221 - Floated tables cause problems in FireFox
Floated tables cause problems in FireFox
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 2020
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Internationalization (Other open bugs)
PC Windows XP
: High major (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-06-06 15:36 UTC by Scarlight
Modified: 2006-06-14 19:13 UTC (History)
0 users

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Scarlight 2006-06-06 15:36:34 UTC
The Hebrew Wiktionary uses MediaWiki v1.7alpha (r14541).

When an article has a table with the float style property all text (besides the titles) 
is moved to the opposite float direction. I have translated a page to English in order 
to demonstrate this phenomenon:

Since the Hebrew Wiktionary is RTL, the table (which is actually a translated templated) 
is floated to the left. As a result, the text appears out of its boundaries and 
overrides the menus. Using <div style="float: right;"> right after the table, in order 
to float the text, solves the problem in a minority of the cases (if the article 
contains a picture, for example, the problem persists). If we clear the float 
using "clear: both" the text stays within its boundaries but appears below the floated 
table, and this is now what we need.

It should be noted that this and similar tables are working on the Hebrew Wikipedia, 
which uses the exact same MediaWiki version. Because of that, it is not clear why the 
problem occurrs. As the summary suggests, the problem does not appear on IE.

I would appreciate any input.

Comment 1 Scarlight 2006-06-10 07:06:25 UTC
No one cares? This makes the Hebrew Wiktionary unreadable for FireFox users because 
almost all articles contain a floated table.
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2006-06-10 08:19:08 UTC
1) Report the bug to Mozilla at

2) Consider a different layout for the tables until a fix to
Mozilla comes some time in the next several years.
Comment 3 Scarlight 2006-06-10 08:24:40 UTC
Thank you for the reply. What different layout do you suggest?

I can't understand why it doesn't happen with the exact same table in the Hebrew 
Wikipedia. What does it have that Wiktionary doesn't?
Comment 4 Scarlight 2006-06-10 08:32:04 UTC
Hmm. I may have solved it, but I'm still having troubles with the images. Is there 
a way to change the CSS properties of the [[Image:]] tag?
Comment 5 Scarlight 2006-06-14 19:13:35 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 2020 ***

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