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    IE 5.3 for MAC

    I have this page

    http://moderntimes.com/palace/b/chapter.html

    It loads correctly in every browser but that lousy IE 5!! I just can't get over it, how the supposedly number one browser in the world breaks up my page this way. I hate Microsoft. Anyway, I digress. When I move margins around to make it work in Gate's browser, I looks like crap in the other browsers. If anybody has a fix for this, I would appreciate it.

    Thank you,
    Michael

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    IE5 Mac I believe was a big faliure IMO. I don't know if it will fix the problem, and I haven't seen what it looks like in IE5 Mac, but try adding character encoding to your code as your code doesn't validate with it.

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    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
    Jamie.

    EDIT:
    added content type which I had forgot
    Last edited by JamieR; 05-26-2005 at 05:21 PM. Reason: corrected content type

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    Quote Originally Posted by weazel
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    <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html" />
    Jamie.
    You seem to have missed the actual character encoding scheme.


    e.g.
    Code:
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">

    There are a shed-load in errors on the page, many of a type that may well led some browsers to trip up.
    Fix them all, then repost if the problem with your layout is still there.

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    Flip...so I did , I'll *edit* my post

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    Quote Originally Posted by weazel
    Flip...so I did , I'll *edit* my post
    Just out of curiosity, did your original code come from an editor or a website - or was it simply typing from memory?
    I ask as I'm curious to know if this means that there are apps out there inserting incorrect character encoding tags into inexperienced people's web pages (as they build them).
    I know that Dreamweaver used to insert incorrect DTDs, which lead to a generation of sites having non-compliant DTDs. I wondered if this was another case of an app getting it wrong and slowing down even further the progress of web standards.

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    I was typing from memory. I still use Dreamweaver for some some web coding, but I always use the code view and hand code everything....stuff like DTDs I copy from a list which I have because I can't remember them :|

    As a lot of people say, WYSIWYG editors will never be fully standard complient, hand coding is the best way to code layouts etc - you get exactly what you want.
    Last edited by JamieR; 05-26-2005 at 05:25 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weazel
    stuff like DTDs I copy from a list which I have because I can't remember them :|
    Hehe, and me . When I'm not at home (I have files with the different DTDs), I find Geoffers' snippets site very useful .

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    Yeah I do as well

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    What does this mean?

    I'm trying to validate my page

    http://moderntimes.com/palace/b/chapter.html

    and I use #8220 and #8221 for opening and closing quotes, and when I try to validate, I get a warning thus;

    Warning: reference not terminated by refc delimite?

    Could someone tell me what that means?

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    Michael

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    Try putting a semi-colon ( ; ) after the character entitities .

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    Quote Originally Posted by chilipie
    Try putting a semi-colon ( ; ) after the character entitities .
    That works fine

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    Michael

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    *cough* The final version of IE for Mac was 5.2 *cough*

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    Quote Originally Posted by michael180
    I have this page

    http://moderntimes.com/palace/b/chapter.html

    It loads correctly in every browser but that lousy IE 5!! I just can't get over it, how the supposedly number one browser in the world breaks up my page this way. I hate Microsoft. Anyway, I digress. When I move margins around to make it work in Gate's browser, I looks like crap in the other browsers. If anybody has a fix for this, I would appreciate it.

    Thank you,
    Michael
    You can import a stylesheet just for IE Mac by using this in your <head>:
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    /*\*//*/
       @import "iemac.css";
    /**/
    And then in "iemac.css" (or whatever you choose to call it) you can overwrite the margins that are giving you trouble with ones that will work for IE Mac.

    Hope this helps,

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    Thumbs up

    rmedek, why do I have to use the @import rather than a link, I've never used the @import, and am not to sure how to exactly apply it. But you definitely have something there, I keep the stylesheet that's already there and add the new one just for iemac.

    If I can work this @import out I'll certainly give it a shot.

    Thanks much,
    Michael

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    Richard,

    Do I need all of this..

    /*\*//*/ (these /s and *s)
    @import "iemac.css";
    /**/

    I can't get it to recognize the iemac.css. Any clues?

    Thanks,
    Michael


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