After considerable back and forth, to and fro, -- merely by chance did I find the source, but I don't understand it. ---- <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
---- When I add the DOCTYPE the menu heads south. When I remove it, all is well?
What should I do? I've been making considerable effort lately to conform to standards, but this is a new one for me. I have to use this menu now, no matter what, but I do want to go back fix the issue, when I understand what it is.
You might try <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">, without including the URL. The browser should go back to quirks mode, and you've still got the reminder of what level of HTML you are writing.
If you "View Source" on this very page, you will see that approach being used.