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Microsoft realizes that MSHTML.DLL is FUBAR

Why VS 2003 keeps changing your HTML and what you can (and cannot) do to it:

MSHTML is a train wreck, but the IE team won't fix it; so the VS team has to wrap it in layers & layers of cleanup code so the customers won't scream too loudly about their HTML being munged.

Sound familiar...?

Anonymous Coward
Thursday, May 20, 2004

Excellent post, many thanks for taking the time to post it.

Another reason why there s/b a dialog box warning us before letting us into preview mode; and, why should default to html view, not preview.


Bob Bloom
Sunday, May 23, 2004

Tell me about it!

Although, it's fairly work-around-able. In CD we have tons of code that attempts to preserve your original HTML before letting you edit it so that it can restore it on the way out. This is a major area of focus for me right now... It can be done, but it's a lot of code and in 3.0 it will be a lot more code, and work even better.

Joel Spolsky
Fog Creek Software
Friday, May 28, 2004

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