I frequently get sent html that has been generated by MS Word,
Excel or Access and when NetSurf tries to load it the error
"parsing document failed" occurs (using r5369 Sep 18 and
OK, I know stuff generated by Microsoft software is likely to
be a nightmare for anything other than IE but the issues are:
* surely NS could make a better attempt to display something?
* what does the error really mean? what exactly failed?
* could NS have an option "re-load but ignore styles"?
Looking at the html its fairly typical Microsoft html format -
excessive use of CSS to define masses of irrelevant stuff like
loads of fonts and styles that aren't even used and a sprinkling
of unnecessary spans and other useless tags as well as MS-specific
definitions inside html comments. NS could safely ignore almost
all of this.
The most recent document I've been sent is actually a fairly
trivial table with 25 rows and 12 columns and an (oversize)
email signature (its a bug report table from JIRA). It displays
OK in Oregano2 (excepting some of the styles). Even Fresco v2.25
(circa 2000) displays it without the styles. I can't release the
document as it stands but if anyone wants a copy I'll edit out the
sensitive stuff. Its over 200K, of which about 90% is style
definitions and references and over 50% of that is superfluous
(typical MS bloat).
(speaking personally, not for ANT, but the SMTP server won't
let me send mail as if from my demon account)
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