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FAQ looks different between FF and IE

Post by BSOD2600 » Tue Jan 03, 2006 8:08 am

I was working on a FAQ today and noticed it looked different between Firefox 1.5 and Internet Explorer 6. Using phpmyfaq 1.5.5.

Firefox
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Internet Explorer
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I used the HTML source code option in the FAQ. Here is the relevant html source code in question:

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<body>
<p>The following is a comparison table of the various popular
DC++ clients and others that use the Direct Connect protocol.&nbsp;
You can see from the columns of features, how the clients differ from
the original DC++ and other modded clients.&nbsp; If you would like
your client added, send me a PM and I'll consider adding it.&nbsp;
The table is a work in progress, suggestions are welcome.</p>
<p><b><font size="4">Windows Based Clients - </font><font
 size="2">Updated: 1/2/2006</font></b></p>
<p><font size="4"><b>DC++ Based Clients</b></font></p>
<table id="table1" border="1" cellpadding="0"
 cellspacing="0" width="100%">
  <tbody>
    <tr>
      <th height="48" width="112"><b><font
 size="1">Client Name</font></b></th>
      <th height="48" width="51"><font size="1">DC++
ver / Client ver</font></th>
      <th align="center" height="48" width="31"><font
 size="1">Rich Text Color</font></th>
      <th align="center" height="48" width="58"><font
 size="1">Segment Downloading</font></th>
      <th align="center" height="48" width="53"><font
 size="1">Upload Lim/ Disc Slow Speed</font></th>
      <th align="center" height="48" width="71"><font
 size="1">IP / Lock / PK / Supports Info</font></th>
      <th height="48" width="77"><font size="1">Client
type string generator</font></th>
      <th align="center" height="48" width="58"><font
 size="1">Player Integration</font></th>
      <th align="center" height="48" width="48"><font
 size="1">Share Checking</font></th>
      <th align="center" height="48" width="94"><font
 size="1">Other Features</font></th>
    </tr>

Where the heck did that giant gap come from?

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Post by Thorsten » Tue Jan 03, 2006 9:40 am

Hi,

this is one of the thousend CSS problems with IE6. :-(

Please try to remove the <body> in the first line.

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Post by BSOD2600 » Tue Jan 03, 2006 10:53 am

No change with the <body> tags removed.

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Post by Thorsten » Tue Jan 03, 2006 10:58 am

Hi,

I tested on my server and it works there perfect with Firefox 1.5 and IE6 on WindowsXP.

Can you show me your FAQ?

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Post by BSOD2600 » Tue Jan 03, 2006 8:03 pm

Sure. PM sent

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Post by Thorsten » Tue Jan 03, 2006 8:06 pm

Hi,

okay, I can confirm this issue. I try to fix this.

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Post by Thorsten » Tue Jan 03, 2006 9:50 pm

Hi,

I tried as much as I know but I'va found no fix. It works in Firefox 1.5 and Opera 8.51 and with IE6 and full screen resolution (1280x1024) on my system...

I asked some CSS experts but I got no answer yet.

I'll inform you if I get new informations...

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Post by JoachimG » Wed Feb 01, 2006 11:38 am

Hi,

I have exact the same problem here. It occures even if I do not use any HTML code in the content.

Is there any workaround?

Thanks!

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Post by Thorsten » Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:23 pm

Hi,

not yet.

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FAQ looks different between FF and IE

Post by Holgate » Wed Apr 04, 2007 3:05 am

I have a css difference I can't seem to pin down. IE7 is showing everything properly - but in Firefox, one page is justified to the top while the other(s) are spaced down a little.

Any ideas where I can modify code to make this consistent - justified up to the top?

In Firefox...
the page that's justified high/properly: http://www.chingsports.com/news/index.p ... artlang=en

one of the pages that's spaced lower from the top: http://www.chingsports.com/news/

or

http://www.chingsports.com/news/index.p ... on=sitemap


Also - can't figure out how to make the header search button in the phpMyFaq section (News & FAQs) the same as the default button throughout the rest of the site... not a big deal, but if it's an easy answer - I'm all ears!

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Post by Thorsten » Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:13 am

Hi,

well, you changed a lot of the HTML and CSS, so I cannot help you there. Sorry.

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Post by Holgate » Wed Apr 04, 2007 1:20 pm

Yes, I've carved things up a bit to suit my project - do you think I could have achieved the same result(s) in a less damaging way to the original code structure?

Guess I better update last week's release before I get to much farther.. that's been the main reason I fell behind in updates a couple years back. Hopefully the 2.0 version will make template variables easier to update.

Thanks for making this script available for others to learn and enjoy. It's the nicest FAQ I've seen, even compared to talented programmers creating for Joomla, etc.

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Post by Thorsten » Wed Apr 04, 2007 3:52 pm

Hi,
Holgate wrote:Yes, I've carved things up a bit to suit my project - do you think I could have achieved the same result(s) in a less damaging way to the original code structure?
you cannot compare a table-based layout with an CSS based layout.

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