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Do these sites look weird to you?

For some reason, these sites are sending non-printable characters to Internet Explorer.  When I view them in Mozilla, they look fine.

I don't think that IE is using the wrong encoding or anything, if I view the source I see the box characters in there too.

http://subversion.tigris.org/
http://www.openoffice.org/servlets/ProjectList

Is this some anti-Microsoft bull-sh*t, or a real IE bug?

Wayne
Wednesday, April 28, 2004

looks fine in safari/osx

FullNameRequired
Wednesday, April 28, 2004

I just brought up the subversion page in IE6, looks fine to me.

Chris Tavares
Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Hmmm I just brought up the pages in IE6 also (v6.0.2800.1106) and they looked fine here.  Are you sure you have your encoding set correctly?

Immature programmer
Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Under View-->Encoding I have Auto-Select checked and there is a dot next to Unicode (UTF-8).

Many characters are still boxes, which bothers me.

On a side note - I never thought I'd say this - I'm using Mozilla Firefox full-time now.

Wayne
Wednesday, April 28, 2004

One thing that both of these have in common though is that they both have this doc-type:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//Tigris//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
"http://style.tigris.org/tigris_transitional.dtd">

Wayne
Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Both sides, side by side, they look identical in IE 6 and FireFox 0.8, and the UTF-8 encoding is auto-selected in IE 6 on both as well. Running English Windows Server 2003 Standard.

Brad Wilson (dotnetguy.techieswithcats.com)
Wednesday, April 28, 2004

That should read "Both sites".

Brad Wilson (dotnetguy.techieswithcats.com)
Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Hmm, strange.  Wonder where I screwed up.

(Weee, ad-blocker for Firefox is great)

Wayne
Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Switching from Left-to-Right Document to Right-to-Left Document has an interesting effect; other than that I don't notice anything unusual, even when I switch to various other character sets (Greek, Cyrillic, etc.).

Kyralessa
Wednesday, April 28, 2004

"Is this some anti-Microsoft bull-sh*t, or a real IE bug?"

Is this some anti-anyone but MS bull-sh*t, or a real bug?

Bo
Thursday, April 29, 2004

Yes, reading too much slashdot has made me paranoid ;)

Wayne
Thursday, April 29, 2004

Both fine in IE5.5

Stephen Jones
Thursday, April 29, 2004

OK, I take it back.  I'm using MyIE2 as the main browser now :)

(Sorry Mozilla people)

Wayne
Thursday, April 29, 2004

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