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> Table cell probs in IE but not Firefox.
mechphisto
post Jul 7 2010, 09:58 AM
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I'm creating this search result page:
http://www.girlscoutsmoheartland.org/test/progsearch.php
and it all looks fine in Firefox, but in IE 8 (and emulated 7, but slightly different) when you click the "more details" javascripted link, the left cell expands beyond the width restraint. As if the colspan isn't working.
You'll see what I mean when you try it.
I tried using Firebug tools in Firefox...but since it's rendering the page properly, none of the tools I can think of to use (like outline table cells) is providing any info.
Any ideas?
Thanks!
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post Jul 7 2010, 03:15 PM
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I don't see the link you talk about.
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post Jul 7 2010, 03:26 PM
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QUOTE(pandy @ Jul 7 2010, 03:15 PM) *

I don't see the link you talk about.

Sorry, I wasn't very clear.
On that page I linked, perform any search using the provided search field. (It doesn't matter what you search by -- all results will lead you to the right place.)
In the results that appear, you will see the "click for more details" link on every item. Just click any of them in IE and you'll see what I mean.
Thanks for looking. smile.gif
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post Jul 7 2010, 04:14 PM
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I did that and I didn't see any link.
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post Jul 7 2010, 04:31 PM
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QUOTE(pandy @ Jul 7 2010, 04:14 PM) *

I did that and I didn't see any link.

Really?? What in the world DO you see?
You should be seeing:
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post Jul 7 2010, 05:23 PM
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OK, the problem was that no result was found for the first 10 or so searches I made. But the eleventh hit home. I see the link, but I only have IE6 and in that the layout looks as in FF.

I don't find any serious HTML errors. The only error, frequently repeated, is that you use XHTML syntax. You should fix that, but it won't change anything in practice. The CSS is without errors.
http://www.htmlhelp.com/cgi-bin/validate.c...s&input=yes

Sorry, but you have to wait for someone with IE 7 or 8.
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post Jul 7 2010, 05:57 PM
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QUOTE(pandy @ Jul 7 2010, 05:23 PM) *

OK, the problem was that no result was found for the first 10 or so searches I made. But the eleventh hit home. I see the link, but I only have IE6 and in that the layout looks as in FF.

I don't find any serious HTML errors. The only error, frequently repeated, is that you use XHTML syntax. You should fix that, but it won't change anything in practice. The CSS is without errors.
http://www.htmlhelp.com/cgi-bin/validate.c...s&input=yes

Sorry, but you have to wait for someone with IE 7 or 8.

Thanks for looking. smile.gif
*sigh* Yeah, I was again not very clear. sad.gif In the search, just select any one thing in order to get the widest possible results. Like, just search for year 2011, or just one location and no other fields, etc. smile.gif

It originally was XHTML, but when I had that doc type I was getting W3C errors because it was seeing a "<" in my javascript as the opening of a tag, causing a cascade of errors of incorrect closing tags.
By switching to HTML doc type, I get rid of all that (except I still need to change all the <br /> to <br>, but that's no big deal.)

Thanks again. smile.gif
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post Jul 7 2010, 06:37 PM
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Use external scripts. There are many reasons why that is better.
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post Jul 8 2010, 08:55 AM
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QUOTE(pandy @ Jul 7 2010, 06:37 PM) *

Use external scripts. There are many reasons why that is better.

Doh! Of course!
I moved the JS into an external linked file, changed the page back to XHTML transitional, and now W3C validator finds no warnings or errors at all!
Cool.

Unfortunately, the problem with IE8(7) remains. Obviously the problem isn't seen by W3C as a problem, but it's pretty terrible looking from my end.
I just wish Firebug could show me any relevant info! (Or that everyone in the world was using Firefox. *grin*)
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post Jul 8 2010, 08:59 AM
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Well, I changed it around to put the show/hide links in a new cell and removed the colspan attribute. That fixed the problem.
Doesn't look quite like I want, but at least it's better than what it was doing.
Just wish I knew why IE8(7) flips out on the colspan. Oh well.
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