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Post by fredtarbox » Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:16 am

Are there any thoughts or aids out there which will help not putting
<!-- Use IE7 mode -->
<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=EmulateIE7" />
on every page of the web site?

like an option in html validator which will find all the problems so we can fix them.

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Post by CaryD » Sun Aug 31, 2008 4:41 pm

If your pages only work with IE 7 then that could be a problem. If your pages work fine with FF, Opera and Safari as well as IE 6 and 7, then you shouldn't need any new code.

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Post by MikeGale » Sun Aug 31, 2008 4:48 pm

Hi Fred,

Have you got pages that pass validation in CSE and work within IE 7 but fail when browsed by IE 8?

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Post by fredtarbox » Sun Aug 31, 2008 7:14 pm

the page

www.goace.com.index.html displays correctly in ie 7 but puts the left hand column below the right hand column in ie 8.

do you wish me to send it and the images or can you get it from the web?

Image shows the validator output. no errors found.

what else can i do to help?

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Post by fredtarbox » Sun Aug 31, 2008 7:17 pm

CaryD wrote:If your pages only work with IE 7 then that could be a problem. If your pages work fine with FF, Opera and Safari as well as IE 6 and 7, then you shouldn't need any new code.
yes, they work fine with all of them -- but microsoft says i have to add the following two lines to EVERY page to make them work with ie8.

<!-- Use IE7 mode -->
<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=EmulateIE7" />
If i have to visit each page, i want to know what to change so the pages will work with both ie 7 and ie8. i am clueless right now.
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Post by MikeGale » Sun Aug 31, 2008 8:07 pm

I ran some very quick tests on the site.

1) It displays differently in IE, FF, Opera and Safari.

2) It has nested tables with absolute widths.

...

If I was tackling it I'd probably proceed as follows:

AIMS:

1) Reduce table nesting, reduce number of table cells, make it more "flowing".

2) Avoid absolute sizing of table elements and other things.

3) Compact styling into a single CSS sheet.

Then I would rebuild a chosen page as simply as possible with these guidelines. Test often cross browser. (Looks can be similar but would not be identical.)

When done I'd rework the other pages into the new design.

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Post by fredtarbox » Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:16 am

i will try each suggestion one by one. need to reinstall ie 8 on some machine it broke so much softeware.

I hope if we find what caused the difference in ie 8 we can get a warning at least.
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MikeGale wrote:I ran some very quick tests on the site.

1) It displays differently in IE, FF, Opera and Safari.

2) It has nested tables with absolute widths.

...

If I was tackling it I'd probably proceed as follows:

AIMS:

1) Reduce table nesting, reduce number of table cells, make it more "flowing".

2) Avoid absolute sizing of table elements and other things.

3) Compact styling into a single CSS sheet.

Then I would rebuild a chosen page as simply as possible with these guidelines. Test often cross browser. (Looks can be similar but would not be identical.)

When done I'd rework the other pages into the new design.

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