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I am on record as declaring that I am adamant that this software, which claims to be cross-browser compliant, should truly represent that claim in IE. Without getting into a heavy discussion about the merits (or lack of) of the browser, it IS the browser that the majority of my 'uneducated' users are prone to use, because it comes bundled with the Windows OS - even when you're given the choice, as in Europe!

So, I was somewhat irritated that IE9, despite all the claims, appeared to royally screw up the display on my front page. Specifically the IOTD block.



Yes, there is a scrollbar where one doesn't appear in any other browser, not even IE8!

Debugging this in FF would have been a piece of cake using Firebug. Troubleshooting it in IE called for either installing FirebugLite or using the built-in IE Developer tool. I chose the latter. And 'found' the little devil that was causing me this headache:
in iotds.css find

.iotd_expose {
   overflow: auto;
   outline: 0;
   text-align: center;
}

and change to …

.iotd_expose {
   overflow: none  hidden;
   outline: 0;
   text-align: center;
}


As always, use at your own risk, as I have yet to check ALL the areas this edit affects. What it has achieved is to display like this …



… which satisfies me for the moment.

Perhaps the staff will look at this submission and decide to accept, or warn of dire consequences!

 :thumbs:


P.S. … the 'overflow' property doesn't have a recognised value of none, so I assume my edit effectively disabled that property. I have now changed that to 'hidden' and it is still working fine. Can CSS-geeks throw some light on the matter?


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Thanks.
We'll make that change too.

It's odd that IE9 has this probem as we have set it to render as per IE8 :S. Or maybe it was a problem on IE8 too.

overflow does a couple of things.
  1. The default setting for it is 'visible' which allows content to leak out of the box if there's too much, 'hidden' crops it, and 'auto' creates scrollbars if needed (shouldn't be needed here!), and 'scroll' forces scrollbars always.
  2. We often use 'overflow' for something else though: if it is 'hidden' or 'auto' then anything floated inside it will be contained within the box (i.e. the box expands around the floated contents to fit it).


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Hi, Chris replying here to this

View topic: This Connection is Untrusted - ocPortal.com

I could make a video about the attachment problem, but I think if you try uploading attachments using IE8 you'll get an java-script error.

I use both browsers just to look and see that same pages sometimes, its just a habit because 100% of non technical including me first use the windows built in Internet explorer, it's just the name "Internet Explorer", I be rich if I had patented that. Cheers.
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Thanks, fixed.


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