[thelist] Render speed [Was: Browser compliance]

joe stowaway at uklinux.net
Wed Mar 24 18:06:13 CST 2004

hey folks

This is a bit of a tangent, but has anyone found that the render engines 
in Mozilla and Firefox run too fast? 

I have some fairly complex pages in testing at the mo which these 
browsers don't render properly first time.  There are some containers 
and floats at the top of the pages which are quite complex but are 
compliant and valid, followed by some large simple boxes containing 
lists of images and text as a key.  First-time load looks horrid - 
offset to bizarre places, over-running higher-level containers etc.  
However, refreshing fixes it, though only when the entire page is loaded 
(and therefore in cache?).  Is it trying to render the page before 
everything is downloaded? There are no tables in these layouts, but it 
reminds me of pulling my teeth out debugging tables in NN4 all those 
years ago...


Tom Dell'Aringa wrote:

>Forget HS internal browser, and check in real browsers. Some people
>develop for Gecko and then fix IE errors and some to the opposite.
>Frankly, I check my pages in both as I go along, less surprises that
>No browser is really more compliant than the rest they just have
>different implementations. Some browsers can do more CSS2, but who
>really cares if you can't do it across the board.

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