User talk:FireFly

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I don't understand how it works, but your HTML + CSS Quine solution is genius.

Question: Why doesn't it work in MSIE? -- Eriksiers 00:32, 28 January 2010 (UTC)

It's probably compiling/interpreting the HTML differently, and likely doesn't allow reassigning elements from being header material to body after it has started interpreting. Given how twisted what that code is (if I had a hat on, I'd take it off in honor of it!) I'm not very surprised that it has issues with IE. –Donal Fellows 10:45, 28 January 2010 (UTC)
CSS didn't even exist when Internet Explorer was first released, so IIRC the Trident CSS support has always been a bit rusty. The idea is that the head and style elements normally are set to "display: none", but I override it by setting it to display as a block element (which prints out its content). It's probably as Donal Fellows suggested, IE probably simply never adds the style element to the (rendered) tree of elements. Also, I think it has troubles with the ::before and ::after pseudo-elements. -- FireFly 11:48, 28 January 2010 (UTC)

A bit late, but...

I realize it's a bit late, but...Welcome to Rosetta Code! I'm Mike, and I noticed you created an account.

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