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Thread began 12/14/2009 9:25 pm by david.cooke172080 | Last modified 12/15/2009 4:07 pm by david.cooke172080 | 922 views | 3 replies |

david.cooke172080

IE7 Text Only

Updating a website for Client, however after adding CSS Menu, it only appears as text in IE however works fine in Firefox, any explanation? Checked forum IE6 question and answer and do not have same issue as far as I can tell. Test page at newmenu.html Assistance would be gratefully recieved.

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neilo

Hi David,

Try giving your page a full DOCTYPE declaration. (For instance) Change:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
<html>


to:

<!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"
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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Neilo is correct, the problem is being caused because your doctype tag does not include the URL to a DTD for the browser to use.

You probably shouldn't change to the XHTML doctype though, I dont think your page was created using XHTML markup standards.


Instead of the doctype tag Neilo suggested, use the full HTML 4.01 transnational doctype tag:

html:
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
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david.cooke172080

The solution provided worked a treat, many thanks for your feedback

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