I just tried #4454 on the hotlist. Most of the redraw is now correct,
but if you delete an entry of the hotlist when all of the list is
displayed (i.e. there is empty space at the bottom of the window),
the bottom line is repeated.
Erm, I haven't checked later versions than 4454...
I raised a report on the bug-tracker about really bad linebreaks that
Netsurf sometimes commits.
This isn't a new thing. I'm using #4316 but fault has existed since
many many versions ago and as far as I know has never been reported.
My theory is that the Netsurf code thinks it's OK to start a new line
when text reaches nearly the edge of the frame and that it can perform
the break not only at a wordspace but also at an HTML tag, i.e. at "<"
or ">" or "&xxx;". (Hmm, what about ?)
You too often see a word like "John’s" with the apostrophe-s or
just the -s on the next line. Or a split in the middle of something
like "<i>x</i><sup>2</sup>=4<i>y</i>". Or "(<a href=...> blabla</a>)"
can leave the opening or closing parenthesis on a different line. Or
It obviously depends on the width of the window, so you might have to
drag the width to see it happen (presuming of course that it's not a
fixed-width page). Try a news page from http://theregister.co.uk as
Anybody concur with me?
Jim Nagel www.archivemag.co.uk
To my surprise, there is a 100% reproducible crash when visiting a
URL on the BBC news web site. Reported as Mantis issue 2611, with
crash dump supplied.
Happens with 4436 and 4433. I'll try some earlier versions to see
if I can find a point of introduction.
Could people please test build #4403 or later? (Or build from
latest master, if you compile from source.)
We are close to making a release, and would like to check that
nothing is broken.
I am particularly interested to hear from anyone who can run
the following platforms:
- RISC OS
We have just changed the way that HTTP authentication works,
so I would be grateful if people could check that anything
that requires an HTTP basic auth login still works with the
If you don't know any sites which use HTTP authentication,
you can use:
(Where "foo" is the username, and "bar" is the password,
and you can change the "correct" username and password
by changing the URL.)
However, testing with real-world sites is better.
Please try entering the incorrect credentials, the correct
credentials, and canceling the login, by closing the login
Note: the Windows build doesn't yet support HTTP auth, so
for that platform, I'm just looking for a general
indication of whether the browser functions.
Michael Drake http://www.netsurf-browser.org/
Michael Drake wrote on 15 Aug:
> We are close to making a release, and would like to check that
> nothing is broken.
It seems to be a current fashion that many websites declutter their
menu by grouping sub-options under a minimal number of main choices.
Some sites do this only for small screens, and give a fuller list on
large screens. Alas, Netsurf seems to get the small-screen version.
Here's an example: http://stjohns-glastonbury.org.uk
looking at its HTML code, you can see that its navigation system uses
<ul> (unordered list) for the three menu items that Netsurf shows, but
WITHIN each of these list items is nested a second <ul> set that
Netsurf does not display.
Any chance that the new Netsurf release could add this trick? I've no
I upgraded to #4405 just now, in hope, but nope.
(I'm the volunteer coordinator for this church website, so I have to
deal with it often. As a workaround, I copied the HTML for the
navigation section into StrongEd and inserted linebreaks to make it
easier to read. Each of the menu items has a straightforward URL to
the relevant page within the site. So I simply saved my tweaked
version as a new local page called "menu-redux/html", and now I can
click in that page to be taken to where I want within the site.)
Jim Nagel www.archivemag.co.uk
Hi all, I've got a strange problem on one of my sites.
On http://www.mmpa.org.uk/ all of the gif images are missing, including
the yellow navigation buttons at the top. If you go to other pages the
"home" and "News" buttons are present.
On Otter Browser and on other platforms all the images are present.
Before I raise a bug report I'd like to know if other NetSurf users are
seeing the same fault. There was a recent update to the news panel which
increased it's size. This could have affected the rendering.
Richard Porter http://www.minijem.plus.com/
t: @westernexplorer mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
I don't want a "user experience" - I just want stuff that works.