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Thread began 9/24/2009 7:26 pm by paul389676 | Last modified 9/25/2009 10:02 pm by paul389676 | 2735 views | 5 replies |

paul389676

Disappearing list background

I have a task to add menus to a number of existing dreamweaver templates and purchased menu writer to do this. However, I find that the menus do not work in IE and dreamweaver suggest the DISAPPEARING LIST BACKGROUND bug.

index.cfm?event=findByTextId&productid=1&textid=DISAPPEARING_LIST_BACKGROUND

Will menu writer not work for me or is there a solution?

thx
PS I subscribed to the monthly ongoing $19.99 program

-paul

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

There are a few things that may cause this, to start with though:

Make sure you set a width and a height on the menu items. IE 6 will not work correctly if you use a percentage for the width and height, or if you use auto. you need to use a pixel measurement.


If you still having a problem, send a link top your menu so we can take a look at the css and see what is wrong.

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paul389676

Here's a sample.

Before adding menu writer
index2.html

After adding menu writer
index.html

Also, please note that in IE8 with google toolbar installed, adding a menu writer menu resulsts in the very bizarre "This page is in Portuguese" google translate header frame

thx

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

In actual fact, the problem is not the Disappearing list background bug. That bug occurs can occur when the menu is placed in a div that has the position: relative attribute. You are using a table based layout however, the menu is not in a div, it is in a TD Cell.


The real problem is that the menu_ie.css file for the menu to render in IE 6 is not uploaded tho the server.


make sure to upload the entire CSSMenuWriter menu writer folder to the server.


another problem i see on your page is that is missing the doctype tag. Add the following at line 1 to improve standards compliance:
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd"><html>



also I see 2 charset meta tags:
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=windows-1251">


one of them should be removed.

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paul389676

Here are the files that got uploaded to the server. Which file is missing and where should I get it from?

[root@bali demo]# ls
CSSMenuWriter images index2.html index.html style.css
[root@bali demo]# cd CSS*
[root@bali CSSMenuWriter]# ls
cssmw cssmw0 cssmw1 cssmw2
[root@bali CSSMenuWriter]# ls cssmw
menu.css menu_ie.css menu.js menustyle.xml treexml.xml
[root@bali CSSMenuWriter]# ls cssmw0
menu.css menu_ie.css menu.js menustyle.xml treexml.xml
[root@bali CSSMenuWriter]# ls cssmw1
menu.css menu_ie.css menu.js menustyle.xml treexml.xml
[root@bali CSSMenuWriter]# ls cssmw2
menu.css menu.js

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paul389676

As per your suggestion, this doctype at line 1 appears to make the menu work.

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

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