For one of my Aeronautic clients I am evaluating the deployment of Internet Explorer within a Java application.
We were quite startled to see that Internet Explorer doesn't render HTML correctly when embedded as ActiveX control into an application.
I could reproduce the problem by embedding Internet Explorer into a .NET application using the WebBrowser control coming with Visual Studio 2010. Even here Internet Explorer messes up table layout and element positioning.
Please refer to attached samples to reproduce the problem.
We are still investigating on deploying Internet Explorer or not. So a quick response would be very welcome.