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    Look at this


    what do you people think of the page I made which shows a flaw in firefox that has been there since 2001 and still not fixed?

    view it in firefox first then google chrome or IE or safari

    also click on the link I provided on the page to learn more about this bug and there was a better page for this about this bug but I couldn't find it a second time

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    It's actually pretty common for major open source projects to have bug reports for seemingly important issues open for years. If I were you I would redesign your system so that it doesn't rely on that functionality. Since it hasn't been fixed in the past decade, the chances of it being fixed anytime soon are very low.

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    this is just an example showing the bug
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    People are still using COBOL programs that are full of bugs. If you can't offer a solution that is superior while being cost-effective, than you may as well piss into a strong wind.

    I'm not being snarky, just sayin'.

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    You can call this a bug if you want, but it probably wasn't (and never will be) addressed because there's no real purpose in doing this. If you have need to force position of individual cells, you shouldn't be using a table in the first place. Tables should never be used for positioning content.

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    It's actually pretty common for major open source projects to have bug reports for seemingly important issues open for years. If I were you I would redesign your system so that it doesn't rely on that functionality. Since it hasn't been fixed in the past decade, the chances of it being fixed anytime soon are very low.
    It's common for all projects, not just OSS. Search the .net bug database for "won't fix" and you see some serious issues that Microsoft has just refused to fix.
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    Originally Posted by Nilpo
    Tables should never be used for positioning content.
    Maybe back in the 90's
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