Netsurf inconsistent behaviour between RISC OS 5.23 and 6.20

Rob Kendrick rjek at
Tue Jan 24 11:56:29 GMT 2017

On Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 12:42:08AM +0000, Brian Jordan wrote:
> The home page of has a news area in the lower part.
> It is intended that this is a scrolling <div> and in all mainstream
> browsers I have tried this is the case [1]. it is also the case in
> NetSurf #3966 running under RISC OS 5.23 on my Raspberry Pi. However,
> using the same browser to view the same page on this emulator with RISC
> OS Select 6.20 the <div> overflows. The most likely explanation is, as
> ever, that this is a local issue and that I have missed the obvious but
> to help define the problem I wonder if some of you would take a look and
> let me know what you see and the OS version you are using? If there is an
> inconsistency relating to OS versions I will file a report to the NetSurf
> developers, if not I shall have to dig a lot deeper here.

My first and totally uninformed guess is the different FontManagers and
fonts in use.  Could you perhaps create a but on the tracker, and attach
screenshots of both and the config files for both?


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