Talk:Comparison of layout engines (non-standard HTML)

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How about adding a column or another section that shows what standard HTML/CSS code can be used to achieve the same effect as these non-standard tags?


I removed the assertion that XMP is equivalent to the PRE tag as it is simply not true. XMP does not render any of the tags that are inside it, while PRE will. Itsdannyg 17:08, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

There is a w3C document with a different definition of the xmp and listing elements. Should this be noted somehow in the article? --Execvator (talk) 14:31, 7 May 2008 (UTC)
The LISTING element is portrayed so that at least 132 characters will fit on a line.
The XMP elementis portrayed in a font so that at least 80 characters will fit on a line but is otherwise identical to LISTING.
Interesting... maybe I'm missing something but the W3C article is wrong. I tried using a listing and xmp tag myself and only the xmp tag ignores the embedded tags in Gecko and Trident. Itsdannyg (talk) 13:49, 26 September 2008 (UTC)
How about to make this in an extra article (similiar to blink and marquee) and then give here a very short explanation?!? Mabdul (talk) 14:46, 7 May 2008 (UTC)
Would it be notable enough to have its own article? Blink and marquee are "widely" known because of their usability and accessibility issues while xmp appears to be pretty unknown. I was thinking more about just adding a short footnote, if it should be mentioned. --Execvator (talk) 18:37, 7 May 2008 (UTC)
mmh, why not making for all html-tags its own article? a real wiki (specialised for programmers) --> with a cool navbox? why not? ok, it would to much work, but both (footnote and article) are great...Mabdul (talk) 22:49, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

to-do list[edit]

  • more yes/no's
  • more versionnumber seeking

* MSIE Proprietary attributes (source: )

  • rename of the article

Mabdul (talk) 22:38, 16 March 2008 (UTC) * Deprecated tags (also from html comparison) add Mabdul (talk) 13:23, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

Mabdul (talk) 16:58, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

no I need help with the table to add more information/values: who has docs of the other layout engines or can help? Mabdul (talk) 19:14, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

Just pointing out...[edit]

There are so many properties (of IE especially) missing, one could make an article just on those. For those who want to work on this article, see this MSDN page. --Stefán Örvarr Sigmundsson (talk) 02:43, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

hey that is great! I was the user that expanded the page really, but I used sources from a few pages which alread tells that some that I wrote in the article. the problem is the that we have no information of the support of other engines... mabdul 0=* 19:33, 12 July 2008 (UTC)


The tag plaintext is not currently supported, at least by IE. It was a Microsoft extension to HTML so I don't think it belongs to the Deprecated HTML tags section. Perhaps there ought to be one for old W3C tags and another one for Microsoft extensions. --Stefán Örvarr Sigmundsson (talk) 03:08, 13 July 2008 (UTC)

Actually, it was part of the HTTP 0.9 protocol, --Random832 (contribs) 06:35, 13 July 2008 (UTC)

the information I had i put on the page: the inormaton is published on the ref pages of the layout engines/webbrowsers pages mabdul 0=* 17:18, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

<blackface> & <shadow>[edit]

Both <blackface> and <shadow> are propitiatory WebTV tags, yet they are currently listed in the table of tags that were in a former W3C standard and then depreciated by a subsequent standard. Shouldn't these entries be moved from the Deprecated HTML tags section to the Proprietary HTML tags section? - MrKris (talk) 01:29, 7 June 2009 (UTC)

Add/remove engines discussion[edit]

There is a discussion going on at Talk:Comparison of layout engines (Cascading Style Sheets)#Adding new engines regarding which engines should be added to/removed from the comparison pages. Requesting the participation of any interested parties. --Gyrobo (talk) 02:24, 18 February 2010 (UTC)

Proprietary attributes/tags[edit]

User:Ms2ger‎ removed in September last year some proprietary tags and attributes from webTV and IBM web explorer. I know that both browsers never gained much usage share since the mostly worked only on operating systems that weren't so popular. Should we include such information or should we exclude/remove infomation from unpopular web browsers? I mean we are an encyclopedia that doesn't really care about popularity. mabdul 12:28, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

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Inclusion of Blink, EdgeHTML, Goanna, and Tasman?[edit]

I would not ask or say this, but would anyone consider this suggestion:

  • Adding the following layout engines: 1.) Blink, 2.) EdgeHTML, 3.) Goanna, and 4.) Tasman.

Should any of these layout engines be suitable for this comparison?