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This is a peculiar bug which seems to have appeared with a recent Chrome update.

Create a Web Viewer control with the following content:

"data:text/html,<html><body bgcolor=\"#EEEEEE\">HELLO</body></html>"

Then view the layout in WebDirect in Chrome. You'll notice it doesn't display anything. Remove the bgcolor and it works as expected. It also works in FileMaker.

There are numerous workarounds but I can't find out how to fix it.


Anyone else experienced this?

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I should've mentioned I'd also tried using CSS (as you suggested) and it didn't work. Just tested again to make sure and it's the same.

11 hours ago, comment said:

I am not in a position to test this, but you might try making your code HTML5 compliant:

<html><body style='background-color: #EEEEEE';>HELLO</body></html>



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