IE issues on my site

Discussion in 'HTML' started by Norman, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. Norman

    Norman Guest

    Hello,
    My site http://uk.expert.travel site looks nice on FF, but on IE looks
    a bit broken and was hoping someone can give me hints to make it
    passable on IE.
    My main issue is the background image for the bottom left which sits
    too high on IE and has a gray background.
    Any advise, much appreciated.
    Cheers
    Norman
    Norman, Oct 18, 2008
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  2. Norman

    C A Upsdell Guest

    Norman wrote:
    > Hello,
    > My site http://uk.expert.travel site looks nice on FF, but on IE looks
    > a bit broken and was hoping someone can give me hints to make it
    > passable on IE.
    > My main issue is the background image for the bottom left which sits
    > too high on IE and has a gray background.
    > Any advise, much appreciated.


    It would help if your code were valid. Neither your HTML nor your CSS is.

    For IE6 and older it might help if the DOCTYPE line were on a single line.

    Once you have fixed the above, it will be easier to deal with browser
    differences.
    C A Upsdell, Oct 18, 2008
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  3. Norman

    Bergamot Guest

    C A Upsdell wrote:
    >
    > For IE6 and older it might help if the DOCTYPE line were on a single line.


    ?

    Is there a reference that mentions anything about a single vs multi-line
    DOCTYPE?

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    Berg
    Bergamot, Oct 19, 2008
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  4. Bergamot wrote:
    > C A Upsdell wrote:
    >> For IE6 and older it might help if the DOCTYPE line were on a single line.

    >
    > ?
    >
    > Is there a reference that mentions anything about a single vs multi-line
    > DOCTYPE?
    >


    None that I ever heard of!

    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">

    Just do not insert a line breaks within the quoted parameters.

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    Take care,

    Jonathan
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    http://www.LittleWorksStudio.com
    Jonathan N. Little, Oct 19, 2008
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  5. Norman

    C A Upsdell Guest

    Bergamot wrote:
    > C A Upsdell wrote:
    >> For IE6 and older it might help if the DOCTYPE line were on a single line.

    >
    > ?
    >
    > Is there a reference that mentions anything about a single vs multi-line
    > DOCTYPE?


    There are numerous references saying that the DOCTYPE should be on the
    first line, but these references are mostly silent about the possibility
    of the DOCTYPE spilling over to the second line. My recommendation was
    perhaps due to a certain amount of paranoia about IE: I don't trust it
    a lot, and would rather be strict about putting the DOCTYPE on one line
    rather than trust that IE will never screw up if the DOCTYPE isn't.
    C A Upsdell, Oct 19, 2008
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  6. Norman

    Bergamot Guest

    C A Upsdell wrote:
    > Bergamot wrote:
    >> C A Upsdell wrote:
    >>> For IE6 and older it might help if the DOCTYPE line were on a single line.

    >>
    >> Is there a reference that mentions anything about a single vs multi-line
    >> DOCTYPE?

    >
    > There are numerous references saying that the DOCTYPE should be on the
    > first line, but these references are mostly silent about the possibility
    > of the DOCTYPE spilling over to the second line.


    I imagine they are silent because no issue has ever arisen. If there
    were, you can bet some site would have documented it in gory detail. I
    always put DOCTYPE on 2 lines and no version of IE has ever done
    anything odd because of it.

    > My recommendation was


    ....not supported by any facts.

    > paranoia about IE: I don't trust it


    Nor do I, but there's no need to make a WAG about pretend bugs. There
    are plenty of real bugs to contend with.

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    Berg
    Bergamot, Oct 20, 2008
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