[thelist] Re: how does this page look in IE6?

Sharon F. Malone sfmalo at 24caratdesign.com
Sat Jul 5 23:31:13 CDT 2003

On Saturday, July 05, 2003 7:37 PM Gary wrote:

>I believe an incorrect path for the image used as a 
> spacer may be what's causing the deviation. On 
> the exact-data server, the src attribute is 
> "download2_files/trans.gif", but on your server, 
> it's "download1_files/trans.html" (Note the 
> incorrect extension). 

Well, well, well. And the human error turns out to be mine (after all this). I got to thinking, could it be something as stupid as my neglect to upload the shim gif to my server??????? With much egg on my face, that is what it was. Working on 2 different servers took its toll or something. After I uploaded the trans.gif to my server, no more "mysterious" white box. 

The shim was holding open the first cell of that table; without it, the table in the second cell (with a white background) swung all the way over left. Interesting thing is, NN6.2 did not display a "broken link" little graphic box ... but maybe it did and you couldn't see it coz the white background covered it up. IE5.5 didn't give a clue. N4.7 displayed a thin white strip but no broken link graphic.

Gary, may I ask how you discovered this information (the difference in the pathway names)? What did you do to test for that?

And, I will fight fiercely to reinstate the top blue border. It looks so blah without it besides giving folks the impression there's a, lo, "white box" stuck there!!!!!

Thank you so much for sticking with this and for spending ~all~ this time on what turned out to be negligence on my part. I feel bad about that.

Sharon F. Malone
"web design and Internet writing services"
sfmalo at 24caratdesign.com
Opportunity is missed by most people because 
it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
             -- Thomas A. Edison

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gary McPherson" <genyus at ingenyus.net>
To: "'**1st Vamp**'" <wes at pmason.karoo.co.uk>; <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
Sent: Saturday, July 05, 2003 7:37 PM
Subject: RE: [thelist] Re: how does this page look in IE6?

> > Hash: MD5
> > 
> > Might want to check what encoding the servers are sending the
> > pages as, or if either one is adding a DOCTYPE adding on it's
> > own (the latter I doubt, while the previous is about the only
> > explanation I can think of for why it might serve a static
> > page differently just because of the host). A different
> > encoding enforced by the server to the browser could cause a
> > different in the way certain spaces are rendered, not likely
> > but as I said about the only reason I can think of, other
> > than script parsing differences on the host which I'm
> > assuming there wouldn't be before hand.
> There's always a more obvious culprit in situations like these - human
> error.
> Sharon, I searched through both pages and besides the paths used for
> links, found only one difference. Funnily enough, it is in the footer
> table. You can
> observe the effect this causes by setting the borders for the footer
> table to 1 - on your server, only one cell is displayed, while on the ED
> server, both are shown. Have a look at it and let us know how you get
> on.
> Gary
> P.S.
> The border on the header makes so much sense it's unbelievable they
> asked to have it taken out - I'd fight on to put it back in.
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