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    Dropdown menus not working

    Hello all,

    I been having an issue with a form on my site that has a lot of dropdown menus (134 to be exact). The form requires that number of dropdowns, and it's layed out in a table format.

    On all WinXP/2000 machines, the form displays fine, but on some Windows 98 and Win ME machines, the dropdowns appear blank, and are non-functional.

    Oddly, it does not affect all Win98 machines, as I have no issue displaying the form properly in IE6.0. on my Win98 pc.

    I have not be able to determine, why my Win98 machine can handle the form, and some other Win98/ME machines can't, or why it's happening in the first place.

    Hoping someone had an idea.

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    as I have no issue displaying the form properly in IE6.0. on my Win98 pc.
    I think your answered your own question right there ... IE 6.0 .. what version of IE on the machines that WONT display them!

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    A link?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BonRouge
    A link?
    Gee you want everything dont you???

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    IE6.0 on both working and non-working PCs. Same updates on each browser. Same settings on each browser, went through the setting options list. Same version of Win98 on both.

    This has been a long standing issue, I am posting here because I have exhausted all the possibilities I can think of.
    Last edited by nysig; Apr 13, 2005 at 16:24. Reason: change

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    I dont think you can post that link here! Seriously we have a LOT of underage kids here ... please take it off NOW. You can pm it to me and BonRogue (if he wants it)

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    I don't exactly want it but, you know, I'll see if I can keep a straight face long enough to fix any problems... .
    That is a funny page, but I have to agree with dc dalton - it shouldn't be on this forum...

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    Anyway, I've looked at it in IE5 and I couldn't see any problem...

    Is this a joke?

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    Sorry,

    And no it's not a joke, simply an adult personals site. When you work on this stuff all day, it all looks the same, and there were no graphics, and I assumed mainly adults were on this site.

    And frankly, I'm sure kids can find a lot worse than that in just a few seconds online. But thanks anyway, didn't mean to offend anyone.
    Last edited by nysig; Apr 13, 2005 at 16:29. Reason: correction

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    So did we find out a fix? i have a similar problem. Thanks, Sorna

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    A link?

    (Is there an echo in here?)

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    Wink

    Quote Originally Posted by BonRouge
    A link?

    (Is there an echo in here?)
    Hehe, here it is. http://www.ansto.gov.au/nugeo/feedback.html Thanks!

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    Ugh! Lose DreamWeaver.

    Please validate your HTML.
    We miss you, Dan Schulz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kravvitz
    Ugh! Lose DreamWeaver.

    Please validate your HTML.
    Thanks Champion!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kravvitz
    Ugh! Lose DreamWeaver.
    Please validate your HTML.
    Nothing wrong with Dreamweaver. Comes down to the user, not the software Knowing basic html and css would not cause all that sloppy code we see at the link provided.

    Anyway, nysig - I would definitely lose the MM dropdown menus though - they are a horror and should not be part of the DW package - to be used by unsuspecting newbies. Hopefully this will be remedied in a later version......

    Do yourself a favour and have a read of these to see why:
    http://apptools.com/rants/jsmenu.php
    http://apptools.com/rants/menus.php

    Nadia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nadia P
    Anyway, nysig - I would definitely lose the MM dropdown menus though - they are a horror and should not be part of the DW package - to be used by unsuspecting newbies. Hopefully this will be remedied in a later version......
    I have a feeling that's what Kravvitz meant...

    Personally, I like Dreamweaver. I just don't think people should use it to produce any javascript, because frankly, it's not very good for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nadia P
    Nothing wrong with Dreamweaver. Comes down to the user, not the software Knowing basic html and css would not cause all that sloppy code we see at the link provided.

    Anyway, nysig - I would definitely lose the MM dropdown menus though - they are a horror and should not be part of the DW package - to be used by unsuspecting newbies. Hopefully this will be remedied in a later version......
    Well there is less wrong with Dreamweaver than there is with Frontpage but still.

    I know several people who know basic HTML but have no clue about things like validation, doctypes, or separating presentation from content and structure by using CSS.

    Sure you can clean up messy code produced by WYSIWYG editors, however, it seems like most WYSIWYG editor users don't.

    There are more ways to code tableless layouts than with just absolute positioning.

    If a professional web developer feels that Dreamweaver makes him/her more efficient, then it is his/her choice to use it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nadia P
    Do yourself a favour and have a read of these to see why:
    http://apptools.com/rants/jsmenu.php
    http://apptools.com/rants/menus.php
    I have a much higher opinion of the Suckerfish Menu System than this author, however, he does explain the pitfalls of DHTML menus well.
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    So in this case, what are the viewers on this forum recommending to do as the best method instead of using the Macromedia Dropdown list (especially with strict XHTML)? Create a stylized list class like the one at SEO Consultants?


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