links broken in IE5
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"Anchors (<A> Content </A>) in Wikipedia articles are not being displayed correctly in my browser (Microsoft Internet Explorer Version 5.00.2314.100 running under Windows 95 Version 4.00.950 B)."

Splarka:
This is most likely due to the odd behavior of IE5 in parsing css. It will treat ">" the same as "," (the IE5 css engine predates child selectors). So a rule like div.somethingspecific > a {display:block;} will be parsed as div.somethingspecific , a {display:block;}, which then will apply to all anchor tags. So check the applied CSS for such a thing, find who did it, and file a bug (as it should also affect IE6, except IE6 will simply not apply the rules).

I have only been able to find such rules in http://en.wikipedia.org/w/extensions/UsabilityInitiative/css/combined.min.css?16


Version: unspecified
Severity: normal
URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_(technical)#Bug:_IE5_displays_anchors_incorrectly

bzimport set Reference to bz21603.
TheDJ created this task.Via LegacyNov 23 2009, 9:53 AM
bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitJan 24 2010, 11:03 PM

ayg wrote:

We don't support IE5 or 5.5 anymore. Even if someone provided an actual tested patch, we deleted IE5Fixes.css and IE55Fixes.css a little while ago, so we'd have nowhere to put it.

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