Code in Jquery Novice to Ninja - Simple Modal Dialog not work in crome and safari

Chapter 7: Forms, Controls, and Dialogs
page number: 277
[B]Simple Modal Dialog

The Modal Dialog box perfectly works in Mozilla. however doesnot work in crome and safari… I have played around a lot…but cant get it work.
I have modified the dialog box and used thought out my website… please help me get it done…

It doesn’t work… but are you copying the code from the book or using their code archive? Exactly as it goes? are you doing any modification? (then please, post your code) What’s the error?

Be a bit more specific, please :slight_smile:

I have copied entire code from book. Code archive not working…please try the code archive…open it on safari or chrome…you will find it not working

When I click to open the dialog. Just overlay is showing. The actual dialog box is not showing

Sorry for the delay in answering. I’ve been more than busy and I haven’t had the chance to download the book’s code but I promise that I will do it as soon as I get home this evening :slight_smile:

I hope that you will forgive me :slight_smile:

Yep, you’re right. It doesn’t work in Chrome. I can tell you that on the list of corrections it seems that there’s a bug in JQuery 1.4 and they suggest you that you use jQuery 1.4.2 (since the latest version is 1.7.1 that shouldn’t be a problem). I don’t think that this error comes from this particular bug though.

Not sure if I have the time to look into this… do you want me to move this thread to the javascript forum so someone can have a look at it?


I thought that you already solved it because I took so long to asnwer… moving it is then! :smiley:

@Rabbit6147; needs a bit of help here… the code in the book doesn’t work in all browsers

This is a simple modal box using jQuery (at the time this was creted, version 1.4). Please, Rabbit, correct me if I’m posting the wrong files


!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" 
<html xmlns="" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"/>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="../../css/base.css" type="text/css" media="screen" charset="utf-8"/>
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="../../css/ui-lightness/jquery-ui-1.7.2.custom.css" type="text/css" media="screen" charset="utf-8"/>
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="dialog.css" type="text/css" media="screen" charset="utf-8"/>

    <script src="../../lib/jquery-1.4.min.js" type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8"></script>
  <script src="../../lib/jquery-ui-1.7.2.custom.min.js" type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript" src="script.js"></script>
    <div id="container">
        <div id="header">
        <div id="content">
      <div id="navigation">
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      <p id="intro">
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      <p id="disclaimer">
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      <div id="overlay">
        <div id="blanket"></div>
      <!-- the dialog contents -->
      <div id="eula" class="dialog">
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        <div class="buttons">
          <a href="#" class="ok">Agree</a>
          <a href="#" class="cancel">Disagree</a>
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        <div id="footer">
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#overlay {
    top: 0; right: 0; bottom: 0; left: 0;
    margin-right: auto;
    margin-left: auto;
    position: fixed;
    width: 100%;
    z-index: 100;
#blanket {
    background-color: #000000;    
    top: 0;
    bottom: 0;
    left: 0;
    display: block;
    opacity: 0.8;
    position: absolute;
    width: 100%;
.dialog {
    display: none;
    margin: 100px auto;
    position: relative;
  width: 500px;
  padding: 40px;
  background: white;
  -moz-border-radius: 10px;

And, of course, the Javascript :smiley:

  $('#eulaOpen').click(function() {
  .find('.ok, .cancel')
  .live('click', function() {
  .live( 'click', function(){
      // Clicked Agree!
    console.log('clicked agree!');
  .live('click', function() {
      // Clicked disagree!
    console.log('clicked disagree!');

function openDialog(selector) {
function closeDialog( selector ) {
    .fadeOut('fast', function() {