Bug 3034 - (int-90436/int-96784) gtkhtml: sup HTML element incorrectly rendered in RSS reader
(int-90436/int-96784)
: gtkhtml: sup HTML element incorrectly rendered in RSS reader
Status: NEW
Product: Desktop platform
general
: 5.0-beta
: N810 Maemo
: Low normal with 2 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Claudio Saavedra
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Reported: 2008-03-20 03:07 UTC by Vincent Lefevre
Modified: 2009-06-16 14:29 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Snapshot showing an unreadable line (6.42 KB, image/png)
2008-12-22 02:52 UTC, Vincent Lefevre
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Description Vincent Lefevre (reporter) 2008-03-20 03:07:55 UTC
SOFTWARE VERSION:
OS2008 / 2.2007.50-2

STEPS TO REPRODUCE THE PROBLEM:
1. Open http://standblog.org/blog/feed/rss2
2. Look at item from 18 Mar 2008 17:35:00 +0100 (or another item using a
footnote -- footnotes are often used in this blog).

The item has: ... numérique<sup>[<a
href="http://standblog.org/blog/post/2008/03/18/Journee-numerique-de-Paris-Centre-Universites-le-28/3/#pnote-3453-1"
id="rev-pnote-3453-1">1</a>]</sup>. L'entrée...

i.e. HTML of the form:
  numérique<sup>[<a href="..." id="...">1</a>]</sup>. L'entrée...

EXPECTED OUTCOME:
One should get something like:

         [1]
numérique   . L'entrée...

ACTUAL OUTCOME:
I get:

          1]. L'entrée...
numérique[

This is even worse: lines sometimes overlap.

REPRODUCIBILITY:
always
Comment 1 Vincent Lefevre (reporter) 2008-06-27 03:22:00 UTC
This bug is still present in diablo.
Comment 2 Andre Klapper maemo.org 2008-10-20 16:57:52 UTC
Confirming.
Comment 3 Eero Tamminen nokia 2008-10-27 17:46:00 UTC
I think RSS "specifications" are a bit vague on what subset of HTML should be
shown by the RSS clients for the messages.  If real HTML support is needed,
Browser may be better alternative for viewing the RSS feeds...
Comment 4 Vincent Lefevre (reporter) 2008-10-27 21:11:52 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)
> I think RSS "specifications" are a bit vague on what subset of HTML should be
> shown by the RSS clients for the messages.

I'd say: what is used in practice, and "sup" is quite common. But see below.

> If real HTML support is needed, Browser may be better alternative for
> viewing the RSS feeds...

Some RSS readers use HTML rendering engines (e.g. Gecko), so that this doesn't
make much difference with browsers.

But note that the problem here with this bug is not that "sup" is not
supported, but that "sup" is rendered incorrectly, making the text partially
unreadable. Not to support it at all would be better than the current behavior.
Comment 5 Vincent Lefevre (reporter) 2008-12-21 23:24:58 UTC
This bug is still present and really annoying since it makes text (whole
paragraph after the use of <sup>) unreadable. Why not disable the sup element
until it is correctly implemented? This would be better than the current
situation.
Comment 6 Andre Klapper maemo.org 2008-12-22 00:08:58 UTC
It does not make it unreadable AT ALL, and exaggerations do not help.
Comment 7 Vincent Lefevre (reporter) 2008-12-22 02:52:16 UTC
Created an attachment (id=1073) [details]
Snapshot showing an unreadable line

I'm not exaggerating. See the snapshot. Here one can more or less guess the
words, but sometimes this is worse.
Comment 8 Andre Klapper maemo.org 2009-06-04 17:10:36 UTC
(Note to myself: Testing this again in Fremantle is blocked by int-120809.)
Comment 9 Andre Klapper maemo.org 2009-06-12 19:58:00 UTC
This is still valid in current Fremantle.
Comment 10 Andre Klapper maemo.org 2009-06-16 14:29:06 UTC
This is a bug in gtkhtml which is used by RSS reader for this.