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Archived:Phone language affects HTML/CSS/JavaScript parsing on devices using OSS browser 3.1 and 3.2 (Known Issue)

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Article Metadata
Tested with
Devices(s): All devices using OSS browser 3.1 or 3.2
Compatibility
Platform(s): S60 3rd edition FP1, S60 3rd edition FP2
S60 3rd Edition FP2
S60 3rd Edition FP1
Article
Created: User:Kbwiki (23 Dec 2009)
Last edited: hamishwillee (17 Jul 2012)

Overview

Decimal values used in CSS or JavaScript are parsed according to locale, which leads to misinterpretation of a number value in languages where a comma is used as a decimal separator.

Description

For example, the CSS style definition {{{1}}} is interpreted as 1em when run on a phone which is set to a language that uses a comma as decimal separator, such as Finnish.

You should also be cautious when handling numbers in JavaScript. {{{1}}} is interpreted as 1 in the same conditions described above.

Solution

No solution available. If you are targeting your widget or website for phones that use OSS browser 3.1 or 3.2, avoid using decimal values in style sheets.

This page was last modified on 17 July 2012, at 10:13.
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