firefox garbled web pages

Tim ignored_mailbox at
Wed Feb 27 04:22:36 UTC 2008

On Tue, 2008-02-26 at 14:30 -0800, David L wrote:
> I have two f8 systems that have firefox problems on 
> the same web site ( ).
> Instead of the normal view, there are a bunch of
> small circles scattered down the middle of the page.
> Some of the circles are filled, some aren't.  An
> example of what it looks like is at:
> Any ideas about what causes this?

Looks like your browser is having some sort of problem parsing their
website styling.  Do you use a custom style sheet, that overrides a
site's styling, on your browser?

If you turn off page styling completely (look in the view menu), you'll
see that a large collection of links near the top of the page are set in
nested lists.  The open and closed circles are the usual bullet points
that precede each list item.

The site's stylesheets would change the normal display of those lists
into the faked drop-down menus at the top of the page.  In your case,
they're not rendering in the fashion that they tried to achieve.

(This computer runs FC7, my others run FC4, FC5 & FC6, in case that's
 important to the thread.)

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