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In Firefox, screened comments in threads are not indenting. They therefore appear to be starting new threads, when they should be indented below their parent comments.

I've noticed this bug on my journal for a while now. I think it started when the dashed border was added around screened comments. However, I always assumed it was just a flaw in my own custom CSS, which I'd try to get around to fixing some day. Just now, though, I changed my Theme to various other Expressive Themes, and the same bug is happening on all of them.

Then, since I use Firefox, I checked in Internet Explorer, and everything is showing up correctly there. The bug seems to be Firefox-specific. (I am not sure about other browsers or previous versions.)

(I removed the text/username/icons from these because they are screened comments on a friends-only entry.)

In Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.11 (correct indentation):

In Firefox (screened comments are not indented):

These screenshots are using my Theme (Unstyled) and my custom CSS, but when I changed my Theme to other Expressive Themes (I tried "Autumn Kyoto Setting Sun" and "Carson Red") I experienced the same bug in Firefox.

Additionally, non-expanded screened comments ARE properly indented in Firefox:

And when expanded, they are still indented correctly, but they do not have dashed borders:

This makes me suspect maybe the code that adds the black dashed borders to the screened comments is somehow overriding the CSS that causes the comments to indent, since screened comments without the border don't have this bug. I have no idea why this is happening in Firefox and not IE, though.

Anyway, I thought I would point this bug out to see if there's any way to fix or work around it. I did find the entry here about removing the black dashed borders, but I like them, and if there's any other way to fix this bug I'd rather do that. (Aside from switching to IE, that is.) Thanks in advance for any help.


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May. 13th, 2008 05:06 pm (UTC)
I only have IE6 in which to test at the moment, and IE6 exhibits the same behavior as Firefox. That makes sense, because screening the comment effectively removes the inline CSS that sets the indentation. What doesn't make sense is why it would work in IE7.

That being said, it definitely seems to be a bug in the actual layout code, not something on your end. I'll see if I can't work up some kind of patch, and see how to get it escalated into LJ's bug tracking system.

Thanks for finding this!
May. 13th, 2008 05:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much!
May. 15th, 2008 01:28 pm (UTC)
I get to use my Support stock answer now. ;)
Thank you for your report. This has been reported to LiveJournal developers and will be fixed when possible; you may want to monitor the lj_releases community (http://community.livejournal.com/lj_releases/profile), as changes such as this are announced there. Your patience is appreciated during this time.
Although, I can qualify that answer to say that I reported it myself, along with a patch, which has already been implemented. It's just a matter of waiting until it goes live.

Edited at 2008-05-15 01:30 pm (UTC)
May. 15th, 2008 01:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks for letting me know. :)
Jul. 21st, 2008 02:51 pm (UTC)
For reference, this was fixed back in Release 30.
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