IE8 fails to jump to the anchor identified by the HTML / XHTML "id"
attribute. Although it links to the target page, it does not link to the
target anchor as specified here:
Here is the example "calling" link
<a title="Customers use our soap to relieve redness."
Here is the example anchor in the file "web_page.html"
<div>October 5, 2004</div>
* the id "Redness" is unique in the target file.
* the target element is not empty
* IE8 correctly links to the target element in compatibility mode - but most
potential customers cannot be expected to realize that
* I can find no mention of this rather obvious bug on the internet
* customer's system - which is located in another state and which has not
been influenced by my system in any way - demonstrates the identical problem
* using latest update of IE8
* using latest update of Windows XP
NOTE: I realize that there is a work-around: that is, moving the id
declaration to the first element that contains immediate text. However, the
HTML specification does not allow for such failure in a browser's behavior.
This is a BUG, and if anyone has information on how to resolve or otherwise
correct this bug, please let me know.
Please - ANY info that I can provide to my customer will be helpful.