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DOCTYPE issue

Thread began 11/10/2009 2:59 pm by bjgarner241692 | Last modified 11/12/2009 4:07 pm by bjgarner241692 | 865 views | 3 replies |

bjgarner241692

DOCTYPE issue

I have a site using CSS MenuWriter. Most of the pages are very straightforward and everything works perfectly.

On the main page however, there is a search form utilizing Javascript that is messing me up.

If I include this line:

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

The search form will not work, but if I don't include that line, the CSS Menu does not work.

Obviously, this is not a problem with CSS MenuWriter but I'm wondering if anyone has come across something similar or if there is a different doctype that I can specify that may solve my issue.

15 years I've never concerned myself with this line. It's never even seemed to matter whether it was there or not.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

try using a looser doctype, like 4.01 transitional:

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

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neilo

What happens when you try a different page encoding?

Modify > Page Properties > Title/Encoding

The menu writer should work on any of those, - I guess you just need to try different encodings until the search function works OK.

Non techie answer, but that would be my first step.

Edit: Sorry - Ignore mine - Jason beat me to it.

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bjgarner241692

Thanks. I found a workaround with an iframe but I will play around with this.

Modify > Page Properties > Title/Encoding

I never knew that was there and slogging through samples I found online didn't seem very appealing!

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