Opera Release New Browser
25th September 2003 · Last updated: 5th October 2016
Opera 7.2 is out. I've updated my article CSS2 Test Suite Failures to cover it. Some tests are now passed, but strangely some are now failed! For instance, why does Opera no longer allow a hover effect on paragraphs and forms? Why are line breaks in added content now replaced by a square symbol?
Worse is that there is now a problem for developers related to borders and padding. Test this current layout in Opera 7.2 and there's a strange gap at the top - the border starts too far to the right. When running Opera through the CSS2 tests, I noticed it now fails the border-collapse test by adding extra padding on the right. So something has altered to do with padding that could well break many existing layouts. Although knowing Opera's strict adherance to standards, it could well be the correct behaviour.
I just feel that it makes coding a website once only almost impossible. How are we supposed to write future-proof code, when new versions of browsers are likely to mess up our designs?