Flock : Java Glossary

I have left this tombstone entry for historical interest.

Flock logo  Flock
Was a browser based on Firefox aimed at social network obsessives and YouTube devotees. It integrated networking sites and offers features such as friend update notifications and the posting of blog entries without having to visit a blog’s admin section. The latest version is Flock Last revised/verified: 2010-04-11.

I don’t have much experience with it. It seem to render and run Java just like its parent Firefox. It does not let you save images.

The install is badly behaved. It website does not tell you which version you are downloading. Then you must hit Save very quickly or the dialog will disappear. The install makes Flock your default browser without permission. Instead of letting you choose where to install, it puts the executable in C:\Users. The Flock programmers should know better. That directory is for data, not programs. When Flock runs, it does not display the version. You have to detect it in the control panel.

Browser Colgroup Support
browser version col class
col align
HTML5 entities
Firefox 59.0.3
Chrome 53.0.2785.92
Opera 48.0.2685.52
SeaMonkey 2.49.2
Safari 5.1.7
Avant 2018:1
Edge 25,10586.0.0
IE 11 11.0.9600.17239
IE 10 10.02.9200.16521
IE 9 9.0.8112.16421
IE 8 8.0.7601.17514
IE 7 7.0.6000

Those browsers marked with an x all have a bug. They will not render <col class="xxxx">s correctly. The ones with a tick render it correctly. The Opera people say this is a feature not a bug. The language lawyers claim the W3 spec says that the browser is supposed to ignore the color attribute from the <col class. Logically, I think the <col styles should apply to the entire column, but not to <th rows. In addition Firefox, SeaMonkey, Safari and Flock also ignore the <col align attribute. Opera and IE render it properly.

Firefox, SeaMonkey and Opera support almost all the HTML5 entities. Chrome and Safari support many of them.

Colgroup Test
  Style Test Alignment Test
On Every row style alignment
Using Colgroup style alignment

If both cells in the left hand Style Test column are the same colour, then your browser (the one you are using now to view this page) supports <col class=.

If both cells in the right hand Alignment Test column right-align, then your browser supports <col align= correctly.

Dreamweaver lets you apply a css style to all rows individually. Last revised/verified: 2018-05-06

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