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Object Tag not working in IE

938 Expert 512MB

I am currently working on a new site, unfortunately it is all on the local network at present so I can't supply a URL. I am trying to build this site as valid XHTML 1.1, this is fine in FireFox and Opera but there is a problem with IE7.

The code I am using is as follows:
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  1. $llRestrictedDisplay    = ($lnHeadlineCount > 0);
  2.     $lnHeadlinePntr            = 0 ;
  4.     // get the data to display
  5.     $lcHeadlineSelect        = 
  6.     "SELECT a.ID, a.headline, a.summary
  7.     FROM newsItem a    
  8.     WHERE a.publish <= now() AND not hasExpired"; 
  9.     $laHeadlineList = $loDB->queryGetData($lcHeadlineSelect);
  10.     // display the data    accordingly
  11.     foreach($laHeadlineList as $lcHeadline)
  12.     {
  13.         if(! $llRestrictedDisplay || $lnHeadlinePntr < $lnHeadlineCount)
  14.         {        
  15.             echo "<object>";
  16.             echo "<h4>" . $lcHeadline['headline'] . "</h4><br />";
  17.             echo "<p>" . $lcHeadline['summary'] . "</p>";
  18.             echo "<a class='inlineLinkRight' href='newsstory.php?id=" . $lcHeadline['ID'] . "' title='full story'> full story... </a><br />";
  19.             echo "<hr/>";
  20.             echo "</object>";
  21.         }
  22.         $lnHeadlinePntr++;
  23.     }                     
This is included in a file that defines $lnHeadlineCount so that the file can be used in different places for slightly different things.

I know the PHP side of this is fine. This works perfectly in FF and Opera however, IE7 displays three little boxes instead of the information within the object tags.

I'm sure I'm missing something with this. I f I drop the object tags the code doesn't validate and I really want to have this as a totally valid site.

If someone could point me in the right direction, show me what is missing then that would be great.

Many thanks
Jun 22 '07 #1
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938 Expert 512MB
Just to let you all know. I didn't need the <object> tag after all. I had a dodgy <p> floating around in another file. Sorted that out and the code validates and displays in IE7 just fine.

Jun 25 '07 #2
7,435 Expert 4TB
Xhtml ver 1.1 is only to be served as XML, which I doubt you are doing. You should change back to ver 1.0.
Jun 25 '07 #3

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