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06-18-2010, 11:40 AM
Hi all!

I am struggling with getting a modal window to launch.

The two problems I experience are as follows:

1) Images do not display in IE within the hidden <div> tags. (This I tested on another page less complicated. Click the "donate" button on this page using IE and firefox to see what I mean... http://www.clanreportdb.co.uk/report/dbdetails.php?id=1473)
2) When integrating the <a> tag link to launch within PHP code, it fails to work.

Here is my code, and hopefully someone will know what I am doing wrong:

<script type="text/javascript"
<script type="text/javascript">
$(document).ready(function() {
//When you click on a link with class of poplight and the href starts with a #
$('a.poplight[href^=#]').click(function() {
var popID = $(this).attr('rel'); //Get Popup Name
var popURL = $(this).attr('href'); //Get Popup href to define size

//Pull Query & Variables from href URL
var query= popURL.split('?');
var dim= query[1].split('&');
var popWidth = dim[0].split('=')[1]; //Gets the first query string value

//Fade in the Popup and add close button
$('#' + popID).fadeIn().css({ 'width': Number( popWidth ) }).prepend('<a href="#" class="close"><img src="/report/images/close.gif" border="0" class="btn_close" title="Close Window" alt="Close" /></a>');

//Define margin for center alignment (vertical horizontal) - we add 80px to the height/width to accomodate for the padding and border width defined in the css
var popMargTop = ($('#' + popID).height() + 80) / 2;
var popMargLeft = ($('#' + popID).width() + 80) / 2;

//Apply Margin to Popup
$('#' + popID).css({
'margin-top' : -popMargTop,
'margin-left' : -popMargLeft

//Fade in Background
$('body').append('<div id="fade"></div>'); //Add the fade layer to bottom of the body tag.
$('#fade').css({'filter' : 'alpha(opacity=80)'}).fadeIn(); //Fade in the fade layer - .css({'filter' : 'alpha(opacity=80)'}) is used to fix the IE Bug on fading transparencies

return false;

//Close Popups and Fade Layer
$('a.close, #fade').live('click', function() { //When clicking on the close or fade layer...
$('#fade , .popup_block').fadeOut(function() {
$('#fade, a.close').remove(); //fade them both out
return false;

<style type="text/css">

#fade { /*--Transparent background layer--*/
display: none; /*--hidden by default--*/
background: #000;
position: fixed; left: 0; top: 0;
width: 100%; height: 100%;
opacity: .80;
z-index: 9999;
display: none; /*--hidden by default--*/
background: <? echo $highlightbg; ?>;
padding: 20px;
border: 20px solid #ddd;
float: left;
font-size: 1.2em;
position: fixed;
top: 50%; left: 50%;
z-index: 99999;
/*--CSS3 Box Shadows--*/
-webkit-box-shadow: 0px 0px 20px #000;
-moz-box-shadow: 0px 0px 20px #000;
box-shadow: 0px 0px 20px #000;
/*--CSS3 Rounded Corners--*/
-webkit-border-radius: 10px;
-moz-border-radius: 10px;
border-radius: 10px;
img.btn_close {
float: right;
margin: -55px -55px 0 0;
/*--Making IE6 Understand Fixed Positioning--*/
*html #fade {
position: absolute;
*html .popup_block {
position: absolute;



foreach ($d as $f)
echo "{$f[1]}<a href=\"#?w=500\" rel=\"popup_name\" class=\"poplight\"><img src=\"/report/images/tick.gif\" border=\"0\"></a>";


<div id="popup_name" class="popup_block">
//CONTENT HERE eg. <? echo $f[2]; ?>
//Image does not display in IE but does in firefox
<img src="/report/yes.gif">


06-18-2010, 11:43 AM
Here is my code, and hopefully someone will know what I am doing wrong:
Can we have a link to your page?

06-18-2010, 11:58 AM

Thanks for the response.

Link is here.


The arrow tick image is what is supposed to launch the modal window.

06-19-2010, 04:55 PM
Sorry to double post but I thought it best to inform you that the JS code "close" image does also not work in IE but displays perfectly fine in firefox.