close ad
WARNING: Do Not Install the DREAMWEAVER CC 2017 or 2018 Update »
open ad
View Menu

Technical Support Forums

Free, outstanding support from WebAssist and your colleagues

rating

Menu not working in IE8

Thread began 6/11/2010 2:21 am by christian184364 | Last modified 7/08/2010 7:41 pm by Jimmy Wu | 1976 views | 17 replies |

christian184364

Menu not working in IE8

A menu I have created works perfectly in all browsers except for Internet Explorer 8, basically the menu is only displaying as linked text with no style or drop downs.
I have read the FAQ and have added <DOCTYPE> tag (see below) as suggested but this makes no difference.
Please help..


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

Sign in to reply to this post

Jimmy Wu

Please post a link to your page with the menu applied so we can take a look at the page and determine what is causing your issue.

Sign in to reply to this post

sysop349733

Me too

I am having the same menu problem in IE8. Would you please take a look at mine too? This was created with Site Assist. Please notice the "undefined undefined" at the beginning of the file. I don't know if that is related, but it is odd.

index.html

Sign in to reply to this post

neilo

DOCTYPE Needed!

Hiya Sysop,

I think your page will be sorted for IE8 once you have proper a DOCTYPE declaration at the top of your html section of your page.

The DOCTYPE lines should look something like:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">

You will need these at the top of each of your site's html.

Do you have the DOCTYPE declaration lines there already? There may be a problem with them (maybe unclosed tags). If in Doubt add new (or replace existing) lines with the above two.

Firefox/mozilla seems to manage without them, but IE needs to know what's expected of it.

Sign in to reply to this post

sysop349733

Thanks!

Thank you. That hass resolved the problem. As I mentioned, this page was created using Site Assist Pro. Did I miss a configuration option that would have inserted this or did Site Assist fail to include it?

Sign in to reply to this post

Jimmy Wu

The page should have been generated with the doctype tag there. If you try running SiteAssist Professional again and this happens again, it is most likely something having to do with some settings set up in your Dreamweaver.

Sign in to reply to this post

sysop349733

Problem continues

I checked my Dreamweaver (CS4) preferences for "default documents type" and it is set to XHTML 1.0 transitional.

I tried creating another test site with Site Assist Pro wizard (Personal, artist, Cabo Sunset, default, default)

When the wizard asks for "Page Generation," I chose XHTML 1.0 Transitional.

Here are the first few lines of code created for index.html. Note there is no doctype.

undefined
undefined
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<title>Home Page</title>

Sign in to reply to this post

Jimmy Wu

So you're getting different results when you generate the pages again? If you could take screen shots of the Local info, Remote Info and Testing Server sections in your site definition and send these back, that would be appreciated.

Sign in to reply to this post

sysop349733

Same results

Not different results, the same results -- as I reported above: No doctype and "undefined undefined" preceding the head tag.

Screenshots attached.

Sign in to reply to this post

Jimmy Wu

Try setting your testing server access to local/network and set up the information for the testing server to match with your hosted server. Then run through the wizard again to generate the pages.

Sign in to reply to this post
loading

Build websites with a little help from your friends

Your friends over here at WebAssist! These Dreamweaver extensions will assist you in building unlimited, custom websites.

Build websites from already-built web applications

These out-of-the-box solutions provide you proven, tested applications that can be up and running now.  Build a store, a gallery, or a web-based email solution.

Want your website pre-built and hosted?

Close Windowclose

Rate your experience or provide feedback on this page

Account or customer service questions?
Please user our contact form.

Need technical support?
Please visit support to ask a question

Content

rating

Layout

rating

Ease of use

rating

security code refresh image

We do not respond to comments submitted from this page directly, but we do read and analyze any feedback and will use it to help make your experience better in the future.

Close Windowclose

We were unable to retrieve the attached file

Close Windowclose

Attach and remove files

add attachmentAdd attachment
Close Windowclose

Enter the URL you would like to link to in your post

Close Windowclose

This is how you use right click RTF editing

Enable right click RTF editing option allows you to add html markup into your tutorial such as images, bulleted lists, files and more...

-- click to close --

Uploading file...