[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 8879] New: Error handling minimized anchor tag and nested divs

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Fri May 12 17:55:17 PDT 2006


           Summary: Error handling minimized anchor tag and nested divs
           Product: WebKit
           Version: 420+ (nightly)
          Platform: Macintosh
               URL: http://www.whiterose.org/test/testanchor.html
        OS/Version: Mac OS X 10.4
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: CSS
        AssignedTo: webkit-unassigned at opendarwin.org
        ReportedBy: mcroft at mac.com

This shows an unwanted style attaching to elements after a minimized A tag (no
corresponding end tag, but / as the last property of the tag to close it).  The
inspector shows all elements until the next A tag as inside an unclosed anchor.
 While this seems wrong (and in the inspector it's clearly wrong), it's the
same as other browsers I tested with do it.

The second issue shows odd behavior.  The "parent" Anchor is closed if another
A tag is in the div one level below the anchor.  The "grandparent" Anchor is
not closed in the second case if the element that would close it is in a div
inside a div.  This varies by browser (Firefox on Windows does not have a
difference between the second and third behaviors.

The best way to see what's happening is to use the inspector.  Most browsers
that I checked exhibit the same behavior on a minimized A tag, but apparently
only Safari and Konquerer have the "two divs deep" problem.  This is a
reduction of a problem observed on a Movable Type blog in the wild.

Ideally, I'd like a <a /> tag to be closed, but I'd settle for it just not
acting different with items in nested divs.

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