[webkit-dev] help identifying a workaround for a known bug

David D. Kilzer ddkilzer at kilzer.net
Thu Feb 9 12:03:17 PST 2006

There are two approaches:

1. "Reduce" the problem to the smallest amount of HTML that still
exhibits the problem, then post that information here.  There are many
open bugs on http://bugzilla.opendarwin.org/ that need reductions and
that haven't been fixed yet, so I doubt anyone has time to re-reduce
this issue.

2. Try a "binary search" of the nightly builds on
http://nightly.webkit.org/ to find out which nightly this bug was fixed
in.  (Basically, try the newest build and the oldest build.  The newest
build should have the issue fixed, while the oldest build should not.
Then choose a build half-way between these two by date, and try it.  If
it exibits the problem, choose a build half-way between that build and
the oldest build, else choose a build half-way between that build and
the newest build.  Continue until you've found where the fix occurred.)

If you find which nightly fixed the issue, you can isolate the WebKit
fix to the changes between that build and the previous nightly.  Then
you can use Subversion to look at logs between those dates or revision
numbers if they are SVN builds (these are just examples):

   svn log -v -r{2005-10-10}:{2005-10-11}
   svn log -v -r11935:11955

If the first nightly on that site had the problem fixed, then the fix
was sometime between the open source release of WebKit and that first


On Thu, Feb 09, 2006 at 12:23:21PM -0700, Clayton Ferris wrote:

> On this site: http://www.iirodesign.com/ there is a bug in the  
> current version of Safari, which has apparently been fixed in the  
> nightly builds.
> The bug is the large spaces which occur under the individual posts,  
> especially the first two.
> This space doesn't appear in any browser that I tried except Safari,  
> and like I said it also appears fixed in the nightly Webkit.
> Any ideas of what exactly this bug is, or how I can make it look  
> right in the released Safari version?
> thanks,
> Clayton Ferris

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