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fire fox browser css problem not working

     
7:39 pm on Sep 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I read the confusing answers to the css not working at all in firefox and the one item that caught my eye was the comment about missing characters or possible wrong characters, so looked quickly down the css and found one extra } after the top portion that talks about the body background and scrollbar type tweaks.

So the one comment was good just a tad technical, but very helpful.

The easy way to test if you just have something screwy with your style sheet is make a new blank normal page, and use each of your styles on that page. Where you see the style stop working is where the problem is in your style sheet if you have one.

if no styles still work, be sure to look for the little } characters in front and end.

After hours of messing with it and reading i wish i would have just checked that first =(.

so hope that helps someone, i was pretty happy when it worked.... =)

1:24 am on Sept 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I read the confusing answers to the css not working at all in firefox

If you're talking about this thread [webmasterworld.com], the basic answer is my first reply:

The MIME type for .css files may not be set correctly on the server. Check to make sure it is "text/css". Firefox is sensitive to this issue where other browsers usually are not.

I hope that's not where the confusion lies, but if it is I'd be glad to answer further questions and help clear it up. The problem I'm pointing to there will not be fixed by any changes within the .css file itself - the problem stems from an incorrect server configuration.

1:12 pm on Sept 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Hello, i was pretty much confused by the entire page of replies =). We have someone that handles our server configurations and hosting, so that was beyond me, and then just some of the other language would have been more understandable by our programming team.

It was just me confused =). But it ended up just being one extra character in the style sheet left in by one of our designers who wasnt paying attention when hooking in the style sheet to the website.

So your answers were good it was just a mistake on our end, and when i saw the one reply about checking characters in the style sheet itself, i noticed the extra } and once deleted whaallllaaaa! it worked =).

have a good one, thanks,

3:18 pm on Sept 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Welcome aboard BlueLaserDesign! Another good tool - the W3C CSS validator [jigsaw.w3.org] will help find those errant }'s and anything else breaking your CSS. :-)