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Re: website navigation bar on IE7

From: Ivan Zhakov <ivan_at_visualsvn.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2010 10:28:57 +0300

On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 9:05 AM, Hyrum K. Wright
<hyrum_wright_at_mail.utexas.edu> wrote:
>
> On Feb 18, 2010, at 11:22 PM, C. Michael Pilato wrote:
>
>> Johan Corveleyn wrote:
>>> A small nit on the new website: on IE 7, the left navigation bar seems
>>> slightly mis-indented. See screenshot in attachment. It looks like
>>> it's indented too much, making it appear to be right aligned. On IE 8
>>> it shows up correctly though (meaning it seems ok to me, it's the same
>>> as in FF).
>>
>> Screenshot seems to have gone missing, but thanks for the report.  I'll look
>> into this when I get a free moment.  (I seem to recall that the same problem
>> occurs in IE6, which I have access to.)
>
> *sigh*
>
> I really hope we aren't jumping through additional hoops to get IE6 to work.  I can understand
> IE7, and if there's a problem there it's worth looking into, but supporting the piece of brain
> damage that is IE6 is just asking for nightmares.
>
Please note that most browser doesn't like XHTML files with
mime-type="text/html", instead of "application/xhtml+xml". They
interpret them as _invalid_ HTML. [1,2]

Recommendation is to use HTML 4.01, which I suggest. In our experience
this simple change resolves a lot IE rendering problems.

[1] http://webkit.org/blog/68/understanding-html-xml-and-xhtml/
[2] http://hixie.ch/advocacy/xhtml

-- 
Ivan Zhakov
VisualSVN Team
Received on 2010-02-19 08:29:38 CET

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