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#1 2013-06-14 03:27:00

skewray
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From: Sunny Southern California
Registered: 2013-04-25
Posts: 115
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IE8 CSS Broken

I had to fire up an old XP computer at work and decided to look at my derived-from-4.5.2-default-theme Textpattern site (skewray.com). The CSS float property is not working correctly. The navigation links all float left, but instead are stacked. The complementary column floats right, but the text is above it instead of next to it. Is this typical for IE8?

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#2 2013-06-14 05:10:48

tye
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From: Pottsville, NSW
Registered: 2005-07-06
Posts: 858
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Re: IE8 CSS Broken

I’d say yes

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#3 2013-06-14 07:21:32

philwareham
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From: Farnham, Surrey, UK
Registered: 2009-06-11
Posts: 3,198
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Re: IE8 CSS Broken

I’ll look into it. Sounds like css3-mediaqueries.js is not firing.

That’s all been removed in 4.6 anyway, in favour of an IE8 specific style sheet.

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#4 2013-06-14 11:06:11

Gocom
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From: Helsinki, Finland
Registered: 2006-07-14
Posts: 4,533
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Re: IE8 CSS Broken

philwareham wrote:

I’ll look into it. Sounds like css3-mediaqueries.js is not firing.

It at least stops on CORS warning, but skewray’s site is not using css3-mediaqueries.js. He has copy+pasted the IE8 styles from 4.6.0 source, merged them with the legacy compatibility rules from 4.5.0, but the markup is the same as with 4.5. So, its not exactly surprise it doesn’t work. The styles are targeting pretty much the wrong elements, with wrong overrides.

Last edited by Gocom (2013-06-14 11:07:30)

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#5 2013-06-14 11:27:57

philwareham
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From: Farnham, Surrey, UK
Registered: 2009-06-11
Posts: 3,198
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Re: IE8 CSS Broken

Ah I see, thanks Jukka.

@skewray a lot has changed in the theme between v4.5 and v4.6, including some classnames and HTML structure, so a simple paste of the IE8 stylesheet will not work. You’ll need the whole updated theme – including HTML for forms and pages.

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#6 2013-06-14 23:30:37

skewray
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From: Sunny Southern California
Registered: 2013-04-25
Posts: 115
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Re: IE8 CSS Broken

When I pasted the IE8 stylesheet into my site, I thought that it was an update to 4.5.4. My bad. At this point I’ve hacked up the HTML too much to upgrade. I’ll just have to figure out how IE8 works and fix the differences. Thanks, all.

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