Bug #40074 MySQL Login page after automatic redirect does not render well on IE 6
Submitted: 16 Oct 2008 9:58 Modified: 20 Oct 2008 17:56
Reporter: Roland Bouman Email Updates:
Status: Unsupported Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Websites: bugs.mysql.com Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version: OS:Any
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any

[16 Oct 2008 9:58] Roland Bouman
Hi all,

probably not confined to bugs.mysql.com, but all login attempts. 

The thing is this. When you go to bugs.mysql.com to report a bug but are not yet logged in, you get re-directed to the login page:


This is ok, but the problem is, this page does not render well on IE 6. The login form is rendered at the bottom of the page below the left Column ("Contact Sales")

I know its a retarded browser and all, but it is very confusing and easy to miss esp. if you normally use ff and expect the login form to be where it is supposed to.

How to repeat:
In IE 6, log out of the mysql website / bugs.mysql.com / forums etc.

then go to:


Suggested fix:
Fix IE 6...oh, never mind that ;) I mean, cripple the page so it renders on IE 6.
[16 Oct 2008 19:57] Tonci Grgin
Hey Roland!

Now you got me running around searching for IE6... No luck. However, IE7 renders the page correctly so I presume it's something we can not fix (as MS obviously did it).

I would like to close this as !Bg, agree?
[17 Oct 2008 7:56] Roland Bouman
Hi Tonci,

sorry for putting you through the trouble of setting up IE. 

If you want to grab a IE 6, you can get one at http://www.tatanka.com.br/ies4linux/page/Main_Page

I do not agree there is nothing that can be done. I am sure that one way or the other it is possible to have this page render correctly. I think it is important, IE 6 is for better or for worse still the most user browser world wide. (although perhaps numbers ar different for the mysql website).

Can you maybe ping Markus Popp or Dups about this? I am sure they can fix it.

[17 Oct 2008 8:27] Tonci Grgin
Roland, only for you.
[20 Oct 2008 17:56] Jim Winstead
As the bug reporting page says, problems with the MySQL websites should be reported here: http://www.mysql.com/about/contact/?topic=webmaster
[21 Oct 2008 15:31] Tonci Grgin
Jim has spoken, nothing to add.
[21 Oct 2008 16:24] Roland Bouman
Ok, sorry for posting this is the wrong place then. 

I did as suggested and used the general contact form on the website (which btw treats it as an "inquiry" and informs me that "a salesperson" will be contacting me...shudder...). 

Anyways, thanks all for your time.