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Simple web pages with tables different in Firefox and IE - why?


SInce many years, I have a web site that allows
to download a 1100 page physics textbook for free.
I recently redesigned the layout. Unfortunately,
now it looks different
in Firefox and Safary on one hand (all ok in these cases)
and in IE on the other hand.
On PC-IE, the navigation columns are partially hidden.
I have no idea why. Could somebody help me out?
The whole site is non-commercial.
(The site even looks ok on my old IE for Mac!)

The source code is simple HTMl and a short css file.
No javascript is used. I am not even sure if
it is a HTML or a css problem.

All files are freely accessible at
http://www.motionmountain.net

Thank you for any help!
From a puzzled mac user.


Christoph Schiller

Jul 24 '05 #1
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In article <11************ **********@o13g 2000cwo.googleg roups.com>,
ch***********@y ahoo.com enlightened us with...

SInce many years, I have a web site that allows
to download a 1100 page physics textbook for free.
I recently redesigned the layout. Unfortunately,
now it looks different
in Firefox and Safary on one hand (all ok in these cases)
and in IE on the other hand.


That's because you gave a doctype, but no URL. That throws browsers into
quirks mode -- which makes them render differently.
Your doctype needs a URL, i.e. (for html4.01)

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

If that doesn't fix the problem, let me know and I'll look some more. :)

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~kaeli~
Experience is something you don't get until just after you
need it.
http://www.ipwebdesign.net/wildAtHeart
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Jul 24 '05 #2
me
<ch***********@ yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:11******** **************@ o13g2000cwo.goo glegroups.com.. .

SInce many years, I have a web site that allows
to download a 1100 page physics textbook for free.
I recently redesigned the layout. Unfortunately,
now it looks different
in Firefox and Safary on one hand (all ok in these cases)
and in IE on the other hand.
On PC-IE, the navigation columns are partially hidden.
I have no idea why. Could somebody help me out?
The whole site is non-commercial.
(The site even looks ok on my old IE for Mac!)

The source code is simple HTMl and a short css file.
No javascript is used. I am not even sure if
it is a HTML or a css problem.

All files are freely accessible at
http://www.motionmountain.net

Thank you for any help!
From a puzzled mac user.


Christoph Schiller


In IE6 on Windows I made what appears to me to be a fix by removing the
*15px margin right* from the following styles:
Good Luck,
me

A
TD.lhere
TABLE.lmenu
SPAN.lmenu
Jul 24 '05 #3
In IE6 on Windows I made what appears to me to be a fix by removing the *15px margin right* from the following styles:
Good Luck,
me

A
TD.lhere
TABLE.lmenu
SPAN.lmenu

Thank you! I reworked the thing and now have half a fix; I hope
to have a full fix soon.

Christoph Schiller

Jul 24 '05 #4

What does this fix do?
the www.w3c.org validator does not complain at all.

Christoph Schiller

Jul 24 '05 #5
ch***********@y ahoo.com wrote:
What does this fix do?
the www.w3c.org validator does not complain at all.


Using the DOCTYPE with the URL will make most browsers render pages in
standards mode, which will help ensure more consistant results across
browsers, and which will help you learn how to code more correctly. In
quirks mode the browsers try to emulate older, bug-ridden browsers.
Jul 24 '05 #6
nice book indeed !

on the code of your site,
this doesnt work
<!-- #INCLUDE PATH="ZB-upperleft.html" -->

1st remove the space
<!--#INCLUDE

then PATH is not a valid attribute

instead use FILE or VIRTUAL

or better check:
http://httpd.apache.org/docs/howto/ssi.html

gl
martin
Jul 24 '05 #7

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