[thelist] IE sending page crazy

Burhan Khalid thelist at meidomus.com
Sat Aug 20 03:17:15 CDT 2005

David Bailey wrote:
> I am asking this for a friend (I haven't done the site) as I can't see the
> reason for the problem. The problem only occurs in IE 6 Win, it seems (I
> don't have an earlier version but am told it is okay; and it is okay in
> Safari and FF).
> The link is:
> http://www.propertyvisionnz.co.nz/index.htm  (please note: no final "l"; I
> point this out as there is a "cover" page up while the site is being sorted
> out by the owner's developer (this is her first site).
> You can see what the page is meant to look like and how it works in FF.
> What happens is this:
> The page flickers if you run the curser over it. I can't pick up what the
> problem is. It appears that the developer has used Dreamweaver templates.

Actually, this is not what happens on my version of IE (latest non-7). 
   What I can say is that this is the most extreme difference that I 
have seen in rendering between FF and IE.  I actually compared the 
source to make sure it was the same markup!

There are a a few problems with this markup, I suggest that you 
recommend to your friend to validate it. Just my initial 2-minute view 
of the code leads me to the following:

1. There is a table that from what I know, serves no purpose. Its 
literally blank. just a set of <tr></tr> tags.

2. There are quite a few closing font tags, with no matching opening tags.

I did not check the CSS though.


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