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Fully validated XHTML strict/CSS fails in IE6.

Tarantulus
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Hi Guys/Girls/Extra-terrestrials,

I'm having a problem with a site I'm building, works fine in FF, but in IE it fails completely....

the page is at arrivalpak.com/combemartin
the css is css/other.css

for some reason the left and right menus just don't display in IE.

Thanks in advance for any help.
Jun 5 '08 #1
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hsriat
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Move the HTML part of main div before the left div.
Jun 5 '08 #2

Tarantulus
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Move the HTML part of main div before the left div.
Ok great, i'll give that a try. Could you tell me why that would work?
Jun 5 '08 #3

Tarantulus
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Ok great, i'll give that a try. Could you tell me why that would work?
ok, tried that, it didn't work unfortunately.

thanks for trying though, have you any other ideas?
Jun 5 '08 #4

hsriat
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ok, tried that, it didn't work unfortunately.

thanks for trying though, have you any other ideas?
It worked for me in IE6.
Jun 5 '08 #5

Tarantulus
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It worked for me in IE6.
weird..

ok I'll give it another shot
Jun 6 '08 #6

hsriat
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any success?
Jun 6 '08 #7

Tarantulus
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any success?
I haven't been able to FTP it yet, but it does work on my local machine (so in theory it shouldn't be any different after upload)

Thanks for your help once again :)

but it brings me back to the "Why?" question... is the ordering of the divs really relevant?
Jun 6 '08 #8

hsriat
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[html]<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><head>




<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="application/xhtml+xml; charset=iso-8859-1">
<meta name="description" content="Comb Martin Models"><title>Collectable diecast models and slot cars</title>



<link rel="shortcut icon" href="http://arrivalpak.com/images/favicon.ico">
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="Collectable%20diecast%20models%20and%20slot% 20cars_files/other.css"></head><body>
<div id="logo">
<h1>Combe Martin Models</h1>
</div>
<div id="header">


<ul id="topnav">
<li>
<a href="http://arrivalpak.com/">home</a>
</li>

<li>
<a href="http://arrivalpak.com/">diecast</a>
</li>

<li>
<a href="http://arrivalpak.com/combemartin/contact.html">contact</a>
</li>

<li>
<a href="http://arrivalpak.com/combemartin/FAQ.html">FAQ</a>
</li>

</ul>

</div> <div id="main">

<p>Welcome to Combe Martin Models</p>
<p>We specialize in model buses, providing one of the most
comprehensive ranges of hard to find collectable model buses from EFE,
OOC, Britbus &amp; CMNL</p>
<p>Alongside this extensive range, we also stock a range of other collectable diecast model cars, vans and lorries.</p>



</div>
<div id="left">

Manufacturers
<br>
-----------------------
<ul id="leftnav">

<li><a href="http://arrivalpak.com/combemartin/?op=simple&amp;choice=ABC">ABC</a></li>
<li><a href="http://arrivalpak.com/combemartin/?op=simple&amp;choice=Britbus">Britbus</a></li>
<li><a href="http://arrivalpak.com/combemartin/?op=simple&amp;choice=Classix">Classix</a></li>
<li><a href="http://arrivalpak.com/combemartin/?op=simple&amp;choice=CMNL">CMNL</a></li>
<li><a href="http://arrivalpak.com/combemartin/?op=simple&amp;choice=Collector%27s%20Model">Colle ctor's Model</a></li>
<li><a href="http://arrivalpak.com/combemartin/?op=simple&amp;choice=Corgi">Corgi</a></li>
<li><a href="http://arrivalpak.com/combemartin/?op=simple&amp;choice=CsM">CsM</a></li>
<li><a href="http://arrivalpak.com/combemartin/?op=simple&amp;choice=Detail%20Cars">Detail Cars</a></li>
<li><a href="http://arrivalpak.com/combemartin/?op=simple&amp;choice=Eagle">Eagle</a></li>
<li><a href="http://arrivalpak.com/combemartin/?op=simple&amp;choice=EFE">EFE</a></li>
<li><a href="http://arrivalpak.com/combemartin/?op=simple&amp;choice=Lledo">Lledo</a></li>
<li><a href="http://arrivalpak.com/combemartin/?op=simple&amp;choice=Quartzo">Quartzo</a></li>
<li><a href="http://arrivalpak.com/combemartin/?op=simple&amp;choice=Richmond">Richmond</a></li>
<li><a href="http://arrivalpak.com/combemartin/?op=simple&amp;choice=Scalextric">Scalextric</a></li>
<li><a href="http://arrivalpak.com/combemartin/?op=simple&amp;choice=Trackside">Trackside</a></li>
<li><a href="http://arrivalpak.com/combemartin/?op=simple&amp;choice=Yesteryear">Yesteryear</a></li>


</ul>

</div>





<div id="right">
<p class="post">Free UK postage</p>
<p class="post2">Overseas at cost</p>




</div>

<div id="footer">
<img src="Collectable%20diecast%20models%20and%20slot%2 0cars_files/horizontal_solution_PP.gif" alt="we accept payment by paypal">
<p>
<a href="http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=referer">
<img src="Collectable%20diecast%20models%20and%20slot%2 0cars_files/valid-xhtml10-blue.png" alt="Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict" height="31" width="88"></a>
</p>
</div>
</body></html>[/html]This works exactly as expected in IE6. Both the left and right menus are being displayed. The left was not getting displayed originally. But with this change, it showed up.

"Why?"
I'll be honest!... I've NO idea. Its IE!
Jun 6 '08 #9

Tarantulus
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Oh well! thanks muchly!
Jun 6 '08 #10

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