maemo.org Bugzilla – Bug 3034
gtkhtml: sup HTML element incorrectly rendered in RSS reader
Last modified: 2009-06-16 14:29:06 UTC
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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
i.e. HTML of the form:
numérique<sup>[<a href="..." id="...">1</a>]</sup>. L'entrée...
One should get something like:
numérique . L'entrée...
This is even worse: lines sometimes overlap.
This bug is still present in diablo.
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...
(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.
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
It does not make it unreadable AT ALL, and exaggerations do not help.
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.
(Note to myself: Testing this again in Fremantle is blocked by int-120809.)
This is still valid in current Fremantle.
This is a bug in gtkhtml which is used by RSS reader for this.