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    SitePoint Zealot Drew630's Avatar
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    iframes and IE5

    hey. I have a site that uses an iframe and a javascript drop-down menu. The menu works fine in IE 5.5 + and Netscape 7. However, IE 5, the submenus for the menu appear behind the iframe. Any ideas why and how to fix this? I haven't tried Netscape 4 since nothign seems to work in NEtscape 4

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    Have you set the z-index Support by Netscape 4 ?

    Basically, make the z-index is a NEGATIVE number to insure that the iframe is rendered beneath the layer/div.

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    That won't work either, Andrew.

    Microsoft introduce z-index and transparency support for iframes in IE5.5 (basically, they aren't windowed anymore).

    Sorry, no fix.
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    Have a look at WEBFX's DHTMLMenu (while version 4 is targeted at >5.5, version 3 should work with 5) as these use a nifty little trick to overcome windowed content (or nasty select boxes). Basically, the menu popups themselves also hold a nested IFRAME. This will also work over Flash and other ActiveX/Java plug-in content as noted here.

    So there's a fix (I hope)
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    I set z-index of iframe to negative. so IE5 doesn't support z-index of iframes. But does Opera 7 support this, since I am having the same result as in IE.
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