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wildchild2

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Hi, I hope someone can help me out a bit here.
I have recoded some photo pages to show a large image on mouse over of a thumbnail. The pages work perfectly in Firefox but show quite scrambled in IE.
This problem is beyond my knowledge so I hope someone can give me some advice on how to fix this.

This is one of the pages
http://people.aapt.n...ytownphotos.htm

Any help and advice appreciated, thanks.
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Major Payne

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If you'll correct the 102 HTML errors you'll more than likely solve your problems with IE and other browsers. You're sending IE and other browsers into Quirks Mode because of no DocType.

Unless you are editiing to XHTML 1.0, you do not need a " /" (space-slash). Tags like "<left>" are not recognized.

Edited by Major Payne, 13 October 2008 - 01:44 PM.

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Problem fixed. Needed to define DOCTYPE. Now works in IE.

Thanks for advice.
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You're welcome, but don't forget the other error corrections. When you leave those, you make it harder for a browser to parse your pages. IE is just so sloppy in accepting bad code except when it is kicked into Quirks Mode. That's why everyone loves IE. :)
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Thanks, Major Payne, for your advice and help.

I am pretty new to this website stuff and appreciate anyone taking the time to advise a novice. My main concern was getting the pages to show properly and now I have that working I can go back and correct the errors.

And just to push the friendship a little further, :) , I have another question.

I ran a page through a validator and it showed me a lot of red marks. Are these items that should be removed or are they mistakes that should be rectified? Is there an online place that will fix the code for me?

Ok, that's asking a lot I know, I should learn how to do it myself, I just don't want to stuff the code up completely.

Sorry, that was 2 questions, wasn't it.

Thanks for your advice.
JIM.
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A good HTML editor with HTML Tidy installed will correct the code for you up to a point. Some errors have to be corrected by hand as Tidy doesn't know how to correct serious errors.

How are you using the validator? Did you click the More Options button and check the Verbose box? This will give you an explanation of the errors. Also, you can check the box to show source of code.

Edited by Major Payne, 15 October 2008 - 07:42 PM.

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Major Payne, thanks for telling me about the options in the validator, I hadn't seen that part. I ran the pages through the HTML Tidy and tried the code that was generated. It all works (with a few mods) and is much cleaner now.

I was up until 5am this morning writing the codes, I was determined not to stop until I had the pages right. I'm a stubborn old bugger :) and I don't like things to get the better of me.

The pages now work just as I wanted them, I really appreciate your help with this. It is always good to learn something new even at this age. I'm 58 and disabled and my computer is my lifeline to the world when I can't sleep at night.

Thanks again, hope to see you around when/if I have any more problems.
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You're very welcome. So glad to hear you got all working as you want. I, too, was up until 8 am this morning working on people's problems. :) At 67, I find it hard to sleep sometimes any way. We'll be here if you have more problems.
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