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Navigation bar gets cut off :(

     
8:26 pm on Jul 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

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look at this site.

[herne.concordia.ca...]

when u make the window small, the menu bar at the top just gets cut off, instead of having a horizontal bar at the bottom that allows me to view the rest of it. how do i fix that? (actually, there is a horizontal bar at the bottom, but the menu still gets cut off!) :(

ps: if it makes any diff, im using SSI to show that menu bar.

12:42 am on July 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Jigga, run your code through a validator to catch table tags that aren't closed properly. There are several places where you need a </td> before the </tr>, for instance. Likewise, you're missing some close quotes. Unclosed table tags and unclosed quotes wreak havoc with most browsers to some degree.

Netscape chokes badly on the page right now, but fixing these HTML problems will probably fix most of that. The resizing problem will be much easier to address after the code validates.

2:07 am on July 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

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actually, i figured out the problem. the "overflow" property of the layer was set to hidden, instead of visible, so it wouldnt show whatever was cut off
2:10 am on July 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

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by the way, what version of netscape did u view it in?
in NS 6, it was fine. but 4.76 was horrible.
2:38 am on July 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I used Netscape 4.77 and 6.1. You're right, 6.1 did accommodate the page much better.

I'd still encourage you to fix those table tags and quotes, by the way. After you do, you may find that Netscape 4 works just a LOT better (it especially hates table tag errors).

This is the kind of pattern in your code I'm looking at (first occurance in line 156):

<tr>
<td onMouseOver="this.bgColor = '#FF9900'"onMouseOut="this.bgColor = '#000000'">
<div style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: verdana"><font color="#FFFFFF">Research</font></div>
</tr>

Notice that the <td> never gets closed before the </tr>.

Also, there are several lines of code like this (also on line 156):

<td onMouseOver="this.bgColor = '#FF9900'"onMouseOut="this.bgColor = '#000000'">

it needs a space after closing the first set of double quotes:

<td onMouseOver="this.bgColor = '#FF9900' "onMouseOut="this.bgColor = '#000000'">

5:03 am on July 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

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i see. thanks for you help. i'll fix up those unclosed tags, and see what happens.

in any case, should NS 4 be able to display pages with DHTML and JavaScript like this?