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I have a site at http://www.radicore.org which has a menu bar down the left
hand side. When certain menu items are selected (What is Radicore? Products,
Documentation, Licensing, Legal) a sub-menu automatically appears. This
works fine in FF and Opera, but in IE as soon as the "Legal" option, or any
of its sub-menus, are selected, all the hyperlinks disappear from view as if
the foreground and background colours have become the same. However, these
links will appear if you move the mouse over them.

This is all done with CSS, not javascript, and I'm using the same technique
for all the sub-menus. I cannot understand why everything works fine in FF
and Opera, and why it is only IE that screws up with the "Legal" menu item.

I've tried everything I can think of, but I'm totally lost. Can any of you
gurus cast any light on this peculiar behaviour? Is it a bug in my code or a
bug in IE?

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Tony Marston
http://www.tonymarston.net
http://www.radicore.org
Apr 13 '06 #1
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Tony Marston wrote:
I have a site at http://www.radicore.org which has ...
this peculiar behaviour? Is it a bug in my code or a
bug in IE?


Using W2K IE6, I don't see any problem such as you describe. Could you
try a different computer?

Only other comment I have after a quick glance: is this a new site? And
if so, why are you using a Traditional doctype instead of Strict?

--
-bts
-Warning: I brake for lawn deer
Apr 13 '06 #2
Tony Marston wrote:
I have a site at http://www.radicore.org which has a menu bar down the left
hand side. When certain menu items are selected (What is Radicore? Products,
Documentation, Licensing, Legal) a sub-menu automatically appears. This
works fine in FF and Opera, but in IE as soon as the "Legal" option, or any
of its sub-menus, are selected, all the hyperlinks disappear from view as if
the foreground and background colours have become the same. However, these
links will appear if you move the mouse over them.

This is all done with CSS, not javascript, and I'm using the same technique
for all the sub-menus. I cannot understand why everything works fine in FF
and Opera, and why it is only IE that screws up with the "Legal" menu item.

I've tried everything I can think of, but I'm totally lost. Can any of you
gurus cast any light on this peculiar behaviour? Is it a bug in my code or a
bug in IE?


From the description and looking at the actual page - it's a known IE
bug - google "Peekaboo bug"
Apr 13 '06 #3

"Tony" <to****@dslextr eme.WHATISTHIS. com> wrote in message
news:12******** *****@corp.supe rnews.com...
Tony Marston wrote:
I have a site at http://www.radicore.org which has a menu bar down the
left hand side. When certain menu items are selected (What is Radicore?
Products, Documentation, Licensing, Legal) a sub-menu automatically
appears. This works fine in FF and Opera, but in IE as soon as the
"Legal" option, or any of its sub-menus, are selected, all the hyperlinks
disappear from view as if the foreground and background colours have
become the same. However, these links will appear if you move the mouse
over them.

This is all done with CSS, not javascript, and I'm using the same
technique for all the sub-menus. I cannot understand why everything works
fine in FF and Opera, and why it is only IE that screws up with the
"Legal" menu item.

I've tried everything I can think of, but I'm totally lost. Can any of
you gurus cast any light on this peculiar behaviour? Is it a bug in my
code or a bug in IE?


From the description and looking at the actual page - it's a known IE
bug - google "Peekaboo bug"


Thanks. That gives me something to work with.

--
Tony Marston
http://www.tonymarston.net
http://www.radicore.org
Apr 14 '06 #4
On Thu, 13 Apr 2006 17:43:15 GMT in
comp.infosystem s.www.authoring.stylesheets, "Beauregard T.
Shagnasty" <a.*********@ex ample.invalid> wrote,
Only other comment I have after a quick glance: is this a new site? And
if so, why are you using a Traditional doctype instead of Strict?


What kind of doctype do you consider Traditional? ;-)

Maybe it's because Strict is actually a regression... several things
that were previously just fine are no longer included.

Apr 16 '06 #5
To further the education of mankind, David Harmon <so****@netcom. com>
vouchsafed:
On Thu, 13 Apr 2006 17:43:15 GMT in
comp.infosystem s.www.authoring.stylesheets, "Beauregard T.
Shagnasty" <a.*********@ex ample.invalid> wrote,
Only other comment I have after a quick glance: is this a new site? And
if so, why are you using a Traditional doctype instead of Strict?


What kind of doctype do you consider Traditional? ;-)

Maybe it's because Strict is actually a regression... several things
that were previously just fine are no longer included.


I agree with the second phrase of your sentence but not the first.
However, they really shouldn't have axed "target". It smacks of prideful
self-righteousness.

--
Neredbojias
Infinity can have limits.
Apr 16 '06 #6
David Harmon wrote:
"Beauregard T. Shagnasty" <a.*********@ex ample.invalid> wrote,
Only other comment I have after a quick glance: is this a new site?
And if so, why are you using a Traditional doctype instead of
Strict?
What kind of doctype do you consider Traditional? ;-)


XHTML 1.0 Transitional, HTML 4.01 Transitional.

Oh wait. Heh. I see ... I spelled it (or my speelchucker changed it) as
TraDitional. <lol>
Maybe it's because Strict is actually a regression... several things
that were previously just fine are no longer included.


Strict is to further reinforce separating content from presentation. At
least that is how I view the difference.

http://www.w3.org/QA/2002/04/valid-dtd-list.html
--
-bts
-Warning: I brake for lawn deer
Apr 16 '06 #7

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