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Help! Problems with scrolling banner location.



3:30 pm on May 1, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Hi there, I have a problem with a scrolling banner I have on our website here. I found a tutorial on scrolling banners over at webreference.com:

Keep in mind, I don't know javascript very well. The problems happen in IE. When you go to the homepage, the banner is usually in the right space, but when you click a link, then use the back button, the banner moves to the top left corner. Hitting refresh will place it back. Also, using homesite preview, the banner is always in the top left corner.
Here's the link to our page:

Click any link, then go back, and you'll notice the banner moved. Hit refresh and it should go back. Netscape doesn't have this problem.

Any help would be great, thanks!

4:47 am on May 2, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Welcome to the forum, mdonio

I'd suggest running the code through a validator and eliminating errors. I'm particularly suspicious of this line in the table cell that holds that wandering content:


I'm not clear about the functionality here, but the attribute for an alt tag should be enclosed in double quotes.

Second suspicion: on lines 73 and 74, you have a <tr> followed immediately by another <tr>. That can definitely confuse a browser.

Hope that's enough to jumpstart a fix for you.

Edited by: tedster


3:10 pm on May 2, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for the reply! The alt=error-file:TidyOut.log was generated by HTML Tidy since I had empty quotes in the alt section... forgot to remove that.

I'll look into the double <tr> tags. One other thing, The problem doesn't happen in IE 5.5, just 5.0 and lower. Looks like it could be a bug in IE, but then, I have seen other similar scrolling banners that didn't have this problem.