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Bug 7862 - CategoryTree degrades poorly on IE/Mac
CategoryTree degrades poorly on IE/Mac
Status: RESOLVED WONTFIX
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
CategoryTree (Other open bugs)
unspecified
Macintosh Mac OS X 10.4
: Lowest normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Andrew Garrett
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category...
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Depends on:
Blocks:
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Reported: 2006-11-10 17:16 UTC by Brion Vibber
Modified: 2010-12-05 15:03 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

See Also:
Web browser: ---
Mobile Platform: ---
Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Attachments
Screenshot of subcategories on [[Category:Programming languages]] (95.56 KB, image/png)
2006-11-10 17:17 UTC, Brion Vibber
Details
IE/Mac on left, Firefox 3 on right (139.28 KB, image/png)
2009-03-06 23:30 UTC, Brion Vibber
Details

Description Brion Vibber 2006-11-10 17:16:40 UTC
Tested with IE 5.2.1 on Mac OS X 10.4...

Subcategory links are all stacked on each other in some weird way... ewww!

Non-functional [+] buttons appear, and simply show "loading..." when clicked.

Attaching screenshot.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2006-11-10 17:17:33 UTC
Created attachment 2672 [details]
Screenshot of subcategories on [[Category:Programming languages]]
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2006-11-10 17:22:23 UTC
Same behavior in 5.0 under Classic.
Comment 3 Brion Vibber 2006-11-10 17:34:55 UTC
I'd recommend not inserting the [+] links until a js compatibility check is done, so the system degrades
gracefully when no JS ability is present or limited JS with no AJAX-ability.

Depending on how badly the visibility bug is broken, just removing those might sidestep the problem.
(Mac/IE has lots of these weird bugs where text goes zipping around in weird places if the styles
are kinda weird. Often seemingly unrelated changes will "fix" it.)
Comment 4 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2009-03-06 01:22:57 UTC
Ugh, are we still putting effort into support IE5/Mac?
Comment 5 Brion Vibber 2009-03-06 18:48:15 UTC
I'm more concerned about general nice degradation when there's no JS or limited JS. :)
Comment 6 Andrew Garrett 2009-03-06 23:14:14 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)
> I'd recommend not inserting the [+] links until a js compatibility check is
> done, so the system degrades
> gracefully when no JS ability is present or limited JS with no AJAX-ability.
> 
> Depending on how badly the visibility bug is broken, just removing those might
> sidestep the problem.
> (Mac/IE has lots of these weird bugs where text goes zipping around in weird
> places if the styles
> are kinda weird. Often seemingly unrelated changes will "fix" it.)

I've done this in r48101, but I don't have a copy of IE5/Mac, so I'm not sure if the problem has been resolved.
Comment 7 Brion Vibber 2009-03-06 23:30:13 UTC
Created attachment 5896 [details]
IE/Mac on left, Firefox 3 on right

The broken expando boxes are now gone, but the actual text links are still missing too.
Comment 8 Brion Vibber 2009-03-06 23:37:54 UTC
Something seems to be getting confused... the link's hidden even with JS off. Admittedly the structure's a little scary:

<li><div><div><span><span></span></span><a></a><span></span></div><div></div></div></li>

:D

It may be confused by the combination of styles in some way. I'd probably recommend not putting specific effort into this, but if CategoryTree's output is rewritten to be cleaner there's a good chance this'll clear up.
Comment 9 Andrew Garrett 2009-07-16 16:47:47 UTC
Marking this bug as Lowest priority.

I've done this in a batch to (usually enhancement request) bugs where:
* It is not clear that this bug should be fixed.
* It is not clear how to fix this bug.
* There are difficulties or complications in fixing this bug, which are not justified by the importance of the bug.
* This is an extremely minor bug that could not be fixed in a few lines of code.

If you're interested in having one of these bugs fixed, your best bet is to write the patch yourself.
Comment 10 DieBuche 2010-12-05 15:03:09 UTC
Doesn't even show up in the squid reports anymore, so is likely to have a market share of below 0.01%

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