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Bug#380153: marked as done (konqueror: Konqueror not applying CSS to MENU elements correctly)

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Package: konqueror
Version: 4:3.5.3-2
Severity: normal

Given identical HTML and identical CSS, except for the difference that one uses
the MENU tag and the other uses the UL tag, Konqueror will render the one that
uses MENU in a very inconsistent way.

The following HTML snippet illustrates the problem:

----------- cut here -------------- 8< -----------------------------
<style type="text/css">

html, body {
   color: black;
   background-color: white;

/* All links */
#topnav a {
   text-decoration: none;
   color: inherit;
   padding-left: 0.5em;
   padding-right: 0.5em;
#topnav a:hover {
   color: white;
   background-color: black;
#topnav ul {
   list-style: none;

/* Main horizontal menu */
#topnav ul li {
   float: left;

/* Submenus */
#topnav li > ul {
   display: none;
#topnav li:hover > ul {
   display: block;
#topnav li ul {
   position: absolute;
   float: none;
   padding-left: 0;
   border: 2px solid black;
#topnav li ul li {
   display: block;
   position: relative;
   float: none;
#topnav li ul li a {
   display: block;


<div id=topnav>
<li><a href="#">File</a>
    <li><a href="#">New</a>
    <li><a href="#">Open</a>
    <li><a href="#">Close</a>
    <li><a href="#">Save</a>
    <li><a href="#">Quit</a>
<li><a href="#">Edit</a>
    <li><a href="#">Undo</a>
    <li><a href="#">Cut</a>
    <li><a href="#">Copy</a>
    <li><a href="#">Paste</a>
<li><a href="#">View</a>
<li><a href="#">Help</a>
----------- cut here -------------- 8< -----------------------------

This will generate a screen that looks like a normal GUI with File,
Edit, View and Help menus. If the user hovers the cursor over File
or Edit, a submenu is displayed; i.e., the screen looks like this:

      File Edit View Help

and, when hovered over File,

      File Edit View Help

and, when hovered over Edit,

      File Edit View Help

This is also the way Mozilla displays the HTML.

If the "ul" tags are replaced with "menu" tags, the screen will
look completely garbled like this:

      File New Open Close Save Quit * Edit
   * View
   * Help

The visible differences between this and how Konqueror renders the
"ul" version are:

- The first submenu are interspersed between File and Edit

- Unexpected bullets and alignment for the last 3 items

The inconsistencies seem to be caused by Konqueror being confused
by nested MENU elements, as can be seen from the following symptoms:

- The text contained inside the LI elements inside the nested MENU
  are displayed as if they were part of the outermost MENU

- The close tag of the nested MENU caused Konqueror to think that
  the outermost MENU has closed

- Subsequent LI elements seem to have caused Konqueror to insert
  an implicit UL, thus causing the styling for MENU (specifically
  the list-style and float properties) to be not applied

- The Edit MENU is nested within the implicit UL (if UL is indeed
  the implicitly-inserted tag), and Konqueror is thus not confused
  by the nesting, and displays the submenu as expected

The behaviour of MENU should be identical to UL. So nested MENU's
are definitely allowed.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.4.28-ow1
Locale: LANG=zh_TW.Big5, LC_CTYPE=zh_TW.Big5 (charmap=BIG5)

Versions of packages konqueror depends on:
ii  kcontrol                    4:3.5.3-2    control center for KDE
ii  kdebase-kio-plugins         4:3.5.3-2    core I/O slaves for KDE
ii  kdelibs4c2a                 4:3.5.3-1    core libraries and binaries for al
ii  kdesktop                    4:3.5.3-2    miscellaneous binaries and files f
ii  kfind                       4:3.5.3-2    file-find utility for KDE
ii  libacl1                     2.2.39-1     Access control list shared library
ii  libart-2.0-2                2.3.17-1     Library of functions for 2D graphi
ii  libattr1                    2.4.32-1     Extended attribute shared library
ii  libaudio2                   1.8-1        The Network Audio System (NAS). (s
ii  libc6                       2.3.6-15     GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libfam0                     2.7.0-10     Client library to control the FAM 
ii  libfontconfig1              2.3.2-7      generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6                2.2.1-2      FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libgcc1                     1:4.1.1-5    GCC support library
ii  libice6                     1:1.0.0-3    X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libidn11                    0.6.5-1      GNU libidn library, implementation
ii  libjpeg62                   6b-13        The Independent JPEG Group's JPEG 
ii  libkonq4                    4:3.5.3-2    core libraries for Konqueror
ii  libpng12-0                  1.2.8rel-5.1 PNG library - runtime
ii  libqt3-mt                   3:3.3.6-2    Qt GUI Library (Threaded runtime v
ii  libsm6                      1:1.0.0-4    X11 Session Management library
ii  libstdc++6                  4.1.1-5      The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libx11-6                    2:1.0.0-7    X11 client-side library
ii  libxcursor1           X cursor management library
ii  libxext6                    1:1.0.0-4    X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxft2               FreeType-based font drawing librar
ii  libxi6                      1:1.0.0-5    X11 Input extension library
ii  libxinerama1                1:1.0.1-4    X11 Xinerama extension library
ii  libxrandr2                  2:  X11 RandR extension library
ii  libxrender1                 1:  X Rendering Extension client libra
ii  libxt6                      1:1.0.0-5    X11 toolkit intrinsics library
ii  zlib1g                      1:1.2.3-13   compression library - runtime

konqueror recommends no packages.

-- no debconf information

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Closing this wontfix bug report.
menu tag is not supported in html 4.01
Olivier Vitrat

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