Your page is 404
sorry chief -- i missed the extra bit needed to focus on on of several of my sites ;-[ ;-[ the correct url is http://home.cogeco.ca/~ve3ll/jsfloat0.htm
Which doctype did you try to use? It validates as XHTML 1.0 Transitional at the W3 Validator: http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fhome.cogeco.ca%2F~ve3ll%2Fjsfloat0.htm But not as XHTML 1.0 Strict.
Sorry that URL is actually wrong, you have to change the doctype when you go to that link so it validates the page as XHTML.
Summary: floating menu crashes with xhtml doctype, works with html doctype → floating menu doesn't work with xhtml doctype, works with html doctype
This is just a standards vs. quirks mode thing (see Tools/Page info). In standards mode Firefox doesn't accept CSS lengths without units; that applies to dynamic as well as static rules. So, you need to replace foo.left = (some expression) with foo.left = (some expression) + 'px'
Thank you so much for the analysis and response. Three places to patch and it now works like a charm. I must put a special marker on the all measures require units note!! the gecko engine is more strict than others but that is good as it forces clearer coding with fewer assumptions. Great work! I am marking as INVALID as it wsn't a bug but a lack of compliance to css recommendation. Thanks again john@TwinPines.greatwhitenorth
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
(In reply to comment #7) > Thank you so much for the analysis and response. Three places to > patch and it now works like a charm. I must put a special marker > on the all measures require units note!! > the gecko engine is more strict than others ... Please see one or more of http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml-media-types/ http://www.workingwith.me.uk/articles/scripting/mimetypes/ http://www.howtocreate.co.uk/wrongWithIE/?chapter=XHTML&withHeader=1 http://www.juicystudio.com/tutorial/xhtml/mime.asp Bugzilla is not necessarily the best place to get tuition on CSS, DOCTYPES et cetera.
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