View Full Version : BackBox Will Not Open in IE

07-15-2010, 03:11 AM
Hi i am designing a site for my cross country team, it can be seen here..


If you click the photos link you will see one image on the page.. when you click it it is supposed to open the backbox image viewer which i got from..


If you are using IE you will notice instead of opening the image viewer it opens a new page with a larger version of the original picture. All other browsers work correctly and open the backbox image viewer..

Please help me figure out why this does not work in IE as i've searched for an answer for a few days now and have had no luck! Thanks :)

Old Pedant
07-15-2010, 03:37 AM
Pure guess: One or more of the other <script>s on the page are interfering with the slideshow code.

Try (temporarily) removing all the other <script ... src=xxx> tags.

Ahhh...but of course some of that is from your free web host, no doubt!

Try paying for hosting and see if the problem goes away?

Or what happens if you simply try this on your own local computer, not on the host?

07-15-2010, 07:30 AM
You know you could have something there.. because i HAVE tried it on my own computer in IE and it works just fine.

Unfortunately i have to use the free hosting until school starts up again, when i can talk to my web design teacher about uploading the site to the schools server.. also we have a current site but its crappy so i'm in the process of getting ahold of the old domain name from the lady who designed the outdated site. Thanks for the insight

07-15-2010, 07:46 AM
Here is a copy of what the angelfire site added to the code.. which cannot be removed. Red is part of my code, blue is what angelfire added

<body><script type="text/javascript" src="http://hb.lycos.com/hb.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://ratings.lycos.com/ratings/lycosRating.js.php"></script>
<script type="text/javascript"><!--//--><![CDATA[//><!--
var cm_role = "live";
var cm_host = "angelfire.lycos.com";
var cm_taxid = "/memberembedded";
var angelfire_member_name = "craterxc";
var angelfire_member_page = "craterxc/photos.html";
var angelfire_ratings_hash = "1279172109:c06a465e2d05a6a42c72e666d65fa2da";

var lycos_ad_category = null;

var lycos_ad_remote_addr = "";
var lycos_ad_www_server = "www.angelfire.lycos.com";
var edit_site_url = "www.angelfire.lycos.com/landing/landing.tmpl?utm_source=house&utm_medium=landingpage&utm_campaign=toolbarlink";
var lycos_ad_track_small = "http://www.angelfire.com/doc/images/track/ot_smallframe.gif?rand=972539";
var lycos_ad_track_served = "http://www.angelfire.com/doc/images/track/ot_adserved.gif?rand=972539";
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://scripts.lycos.com/catman/init.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.angelfire.com/sys/ad/code-start.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.angelfire.com/sys/ad/code-middle.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.angelfire.com/sys/ad/code-end.js"></script>
<img src="http://www.angelfire.com/doc/images/track/ot_noscript.gif?rand=972539" alt="" width="1" height="1" />
<!-- BEGIN STANDARD TAG - 728 x 90 - Lycos - Angelfire Fallthrough - DO NOT MODIFY -->
<iframe frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="728" height="90" src="http://ad.yieldmanager.com/st?ad_type=iframe&ad_size=728x90&section=280303"></iframe>
<!-- END TAG -->
<div class="header" align="center"><!-- end .header --><a href="index.html"><img src="images/xcheader.gif" width="965" height="100" alt="Crater XC Home" /></a></div>

Old Pedant
07-15-2010, 08:19 AM
You know, you can get paid sites for as little as $3 a month. If you could get everybody on the team to kick in 25 cents of 50 cents a month, you could avoid the hassle.

Anyway, I'd sure bet on some of that Anglefire code interfering. The way you attach event handlers (including window.load handlers) is different between MSIE and all other browsers, and I would bet that's the culprit.

07-19-2010, 01:59 AM
Well thanks for the help any how! At least i know why its not working now