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Very inexperienced person with CSS difficulties - IE vs FF

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I am rather new to using CSS for anything beyond making text pretty. My newest page includes a hybrid CSS/javascript dropdown menu (also a first for me!) and I was so pleased that it is working in both IE and Firefox.

However, joy was short-lived. There is some conflict that is causing IE to force all my body text to center and is ignoring min-height attributes.

I have tried to study sources for tweaks and alternatives but I am so new to this that all is becoming a muddle. Also, I am under a time constraint to finish this design quickly.

I'm really looking forward to building CSS pages when I can and move away from 'table - land' but for now I just can't.

Any suggestions or ideas you can offer would be greatly appreciated! I know I will learn a lot from this forum!


PS: the page is

stylesheet is:

in case that helps!
Sep 18 '06 #1
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Correction - I have just looked at my page in FF again and now my template is broken into pieces.

Is it appropriate to weep at times like this?

Again, I appreciate any assistance!
Sep 18 '06 #2

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First, you have two doctypes. This may confuse the browsers. Neither doctype is correct either. Use this one:
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN"

Second, min-height does not work in IE; only modern browsers, meaning, anything else.

More later.
Sep 18 '06 #3

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You declare using html yet you are using a XML namespace declaration. This line:
<html xmlns="" xml:lang="en" lang="en">

Change it to just <html>

You are also using some 'IE only' non-standard code in your css. You can ignore the alt errors but need to fix these html errors and these CSS errors.
Sep 18 '06 #4

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Many many thanks!

I had read so much about DOCTYPE that I was confused beyond all reason about what was what. I will start with that and work my way through all your other suggestions.

Thank you VERY much!

Sep 18 '06 #5

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