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Internet Explorer incompatability

Postby pashton » Tue Jul 19, 2005 4:24 am

There seems to a be a major conflict with Internet explorer (even recent versions) and ojsV2. I think it is the way it is interperating the templates. The symptom is that the banner heading shifts well to the right (text or image). This is the case on both my site (cosmosandhistory.org) and the pkp demo site.

Has anyone overcome this problem?

It seems to be a big problem as ie has about 90% user penetration.

I have tried many things with the header template in terms of the html code but nothing that really has worked so far.

(This is the case for mac os9 and osx ie v5.x, and I have been told that the same is for latest version ie on windows but I have not confirmed this myself)
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Postby kevin » Tue Jul 19, 2005 11:34 pm

As far as I can tell this only affects IE on Mac OS 9 and X (although the only Windows version I've tried is 6.something).

I haven't tested it extensively, but the following patch seems to fix the affected browsers without breaking anything else:

Code: Select all
Index: styles/common.css
RCS file: /cvs/ojs2/styles/common.css,v
retrieving revision 1.26
diff -u -r1.26 common.css
--- styles/common.css   5 May 2005 05:02:14 -0000       1.26
+++ styles/common.css   20 Jul 2005 06:32:19 -0000
@@ -113,7 +113,7 @@
 #header {
-       padding: 0 auto;
+       padding: 0;
        margin: 0 auto;
        background-color: #ABA;
        text-align: center;
@@ -122,7 +122,7 @@
 #headerTitle {
        text-align: left;
        margin: 0 auto;
-       padding: 0 auto;
+       padding: 0;
        width: 800px;
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ie compatability

Postby pashton » Wed Jul 20, 2005 2:41 am

Hi Kevin,

I could not get this to work for osx ie (this is no longer true I have now got it working!!), and I am not sure what this bit of code is and how it should be situated in the css:

@@ -122,7 +122,7 @@

I have done some more extensive checking on windows and it is in fact o.k. in later editions.

Last edited by pashton on Thu Jul 21, 2005 5:31 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Patching files

Postby ramon » Wed Jul 20, 2005 6:32 am


the "-" sign in front of a line means remove the line, while the "+" sign means add the line.
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