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Drop Down Problems In Internet Explorer

Will not drop down - only works in firefox

5:42 pm on Jul 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Okay - so my drop down menu is working in Firefox - but not in Internet Explorer. It doesn't show up at all when I use it in IE. Following is my code for the drop down. All URL's should be stripped from the code. Thank you so very much for your help.


/*URL: [#*$!...] */
.preload2 {background: url();}
.menu2 {padding:0 0 0 0px; margin:0; list-style:none; height:30px; background:#fff url() repeat-x; position:relative; font-family:arial, verdana, sans-serif; }
.menu2 {
border-top: 2px solid #FF9900;
border-bottom: 2px solid #FF9900;
text-transform: uppercase;
.menu2 li.top {display:block; float:left; position:relative;}
.menu2 li a.top_link {display:block; float:left; height:30px; line-height:30px; color:#bbb; text-decoration:none; font-size:11px; font-weight:bold; padding:0 0 0 0px; cursor:pointer;}
.menu2 li a.top_link span {float:left; display:block; padding:0 24px 0 12px; height:30px;}
.menu2 li a.top_link span.down {float:left; display:block; padding:0 24px 0 12px; height:30px; background:url() no-repeat right top;}
.menu2 li a.top_link:hover {color:#fff; background: url() no-repeat;}

.menu2 li:hover > a.top_link {color:#fff; background: url() no-repeat;}

.menu2 table {border-collapse:collapse; width:0; height:0; position:absolute; top:0; left:0;}

/* Default link styling */

/* Style the list OR link hover. Depends on which browser is used */

.menu2 a:hover {visibility:visible;}
.menu2 li:hover {position:relative; z-index:200;}

/* keep the 'next' level invisible by placing it off screen. */
.menu2 ul,
.menu2 :hover ul ul,
.menu2 :hover ul :hover ul ul,
.menu2 :hover ul :hover ul :hover ul ul,
.menu2 :hover ul :hover ul :hover ul :hover ul ul {position:absolute; left:-9999px; top:-9999px; width:0; height:0; margin:0; padding:0; list-style:none;}

.menu2 :hover ul.sub {left:2px; top:40px; background: #ffffff; padding:3px 0; border:1px solid #ff9900; white-space:nowrap; width:150px; height:auto;}
.menu2 :hover ul.sub li {display:block; height:20px; position:relative; float:left; width:150px;}
.menu2 :hover ul.sub li a {display:block; font-size:11px; height:20px; width:145px; line-height:20px; text-indent:5px; color:#000; text-decoration:none; border:3px solid #fff; border-width:0 0 0 3px;}
.menu2 :hover ul.sub li a.fly {background:#fff url() 80px 7px no-repeat;}
.menu2 :hover ul.sub li a:hover {background:#4ab; color:#fff;}
.menu2 :hover ul.sub li a.fly:hover {background:#4ab url() 80px 7px no-repeat; color:#fff;}
.menu2 :hover ul li:hover > a.fly {background:#4ab url() 80px 7px no-repeat; color:#fff;}

.menu2 :hover ul :hover ul,
.menu2 :hover ul :hover ul :hover ul,
.menu2 :hover ul :hover ul :hover ul :hover ul,
.menu2 :hover ul :hover ul :hover ul :hover ul :hover ul
{left:90px; top:-4px; background: #fff; padding:3px 0; border:1px solid #4ab; white-space:nowrap; width:93px; z-index:200; height:auto;}


<span class="preload2"></span>

<ul class="menu2">
<li class="top"><a id="nav-home" href="">&nbsp;</a></li>

<li class="top"><a id="nav-store" href="" class="top_link">&nbsp;</a></li>

<li class="top"><a id="nav-news" href="" class="top_link">&nbsp;<!--[if gte IE 7]><!--></a><!--<![endif]-->
<!--[if lte IE 6]><table><tr><td><![endif]-->
<ul class="sub" style="margin-top: -10px">
<li><a href="">Articles & Stories</a></li>
<li><a href="">Encyclopedia of Mushing</a></li>
<li><a href="">Mushing News</a></li>
<li><a href="">Interviews</a></li>
<li><a href="">Sled Dog Poetry</a></li>
<li><a href="">Tip of the Day</a></li>
<li><a href="">Mushers Health</a></li>
<li><a href="">Classifieds</a></li>
<!--[if lte IE 6]></td></tr></table></a><![endif]-->
<li class="top"><a id="nav-reviews" href="" class="top_link">&nbsp;</a></li>
<li class="top"><a id="nav-directory" href="" class="top_link">&nbsp;</a></li>
<li class="top"><a id="nav-forums" href="" class="top_link">&nbsp;</a></li>
<li class="top"><a id="nav-blogs" href="" class="top_link">&nbsp;</a></li>
<li class="top"><a id="nav-events" href="" class="top_link">&nbsp;</a></li>
<li class="top"><a id="nav-photos" href="" class="top_link">&nbsp;</a></li>
<li class="top"><a id="nav-magazine" href="" class="top_link">&nbsp;</a></li>

7:18 pm on July 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

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All fixed. It was a Z-Index issue.
7:45 pm on July 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

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thanks for letting us know naitsirhc26

and glad you got it sorted!