Useful bug reports are ones that get bugs fixed. A useful bug report is...
- If an engineer can't see it or conclusively prove that it exists, the engineer will probably stamp it "WORKSFORME" or "INVALID", and move on to the next bug.
- The quicker the engineer can trace down the issue to a specific problem, the more likely it'll be fixed expediently.
Mozilla Bug #43220:
Overview: !important style rules in the author stylesheet override !important style rules in the user stylesheet ([profile]/chrome/user.css); a direct contradiction of the CSS spec (CSS2:6.4) Steps to Reproduce: 1.) Copy 'Sample user.css' to the 'chrome' subdirectory in your profile directory for Mozilla. Rename it to 'user.css'. 2.) View 'Testcase' in Mozilla. * Both to be attached shortly Tested with build id=2000061720 on Windows 2000
Mozilla Bug #46480: rather than merely stating what about the test results are wrong, this report includes an analysis of the test results, variations off the original broken rendering, and an explanation of where things are really going wrong.
Summary: (Quirks) Color not initializing to 'inherit' within tables Overview: In Quirks mode, the 'color' property is not inherited into <tbody>, <tr>, or <td> unless "color: inherit" is explicitly specified. Apparently, this is done to simulate Navigator 4.x, which does not inherit color through tables. Although the quirk that blocks color inheritance from the container into the table may be necessary, I don't think that inheritance should be blocked in any part of the chain linking <table>, <tbody>, <tr>, and <td>. Applying a color style to any of these elements has no effect in Navigator, so I don't think any sites will depend on it not working; there's no point in specifying a color in the first place. However, MSIE 5 supports intra-table color inheritance (I haven't tested IE4), and I'm sure sites take advantage of that. Steps to Reproduce: Open up testcase (to be attached shortly) in Mozilla. Actual Results: Color only inherits if /every single element/ between the assigned color property and the table cell has 'style="color: inherit"'. This includes <tbody>, whether it physically appears or not. Expected Results: Color should inherit properly through the table tags. Tested on Mozilla nightly build (id: 2000071810) on Windows 2000 Additional Information: Bug detected by Matt P <firstname.lastname@example.org> on July 26th build.
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