Flash plug-in inside table with height=100% is only expanding, not shrinking

Issue #8402632 • Assigned to Bogdan B.


Andreas T.
Aug 5, 2016
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Steps to reproduce

  1. Put a flash plugin inside a table, format both to fill the browser window using width=100% and height=100%:

<title>simplest testcase</title>
<table style="width: 100%; height: 100%;"><tr><td>
<object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" style="width: 100%; height: 100%;" data="any.swf"></object>

“any.swf” needs to be a valid flash swf, but in our testing it appeared to not matter what it actually does.

  1. Enlarge the window: the space for the plug-in is correctly enlarged

  2. Shrink the window
    Expectation: the space for the plug-in is shrunk according to the window size
    Observation: the vertical space for the plug-in does not shrink, you get a vertical scrollbar instead

It appears to affect IE 11 and Edge. In IE 11, if you activate the “EmulateIE7” mode, the problem vanishes. In Edge, apparently this mode doesn’t exist anymore.

<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=EmulateIE7" >

A test case with a working swf is here: http://guardian.werft22.net/public/test-ie.html

( the SWF file shows an error message; this is not relevant to the problem here )


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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Ibrahim O.”

      Changed Assigned To to “Bogdan B.”

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