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My secondary navigation is disappearing behind my right column in IE. I've poked around with "positioning" and the "z-index", but can't get it to behave.

http://preview.meetingsnet.com/

Just as I clean up one thing. Another one appears. I'm getting close to the stage where I might just have to start again from scratch. But I'm so close...

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Same problem with that link sperks, just showing us your home there.

Have you set a new positioning context for the z-indexes; position relative on the main ul and/or height or width, something to trigger Haslayout.

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Here you go (I can't show you the issue in the beginners forum yet).

http://preview.meetingsnet.com/associationmeetings/mag/meetings_technology_update/

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Hugo wrote:
Same problem with that link sperks, just showing us your home there.

Have you set a new positioning context for the z-indexes; position relative on the main ul and/or height or width, something to trigger Haslayout.

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Hi Hugo

Looking at it, he has set the layers up wrong (ie the menu is on a lower layer). Assuming the menu code is bought in, you need to hack it and find the layer setting and move it up a bit.

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I'm not sure I understand. If I understand layers right, my z-index for the second level of navigation is set to 101, and everything else is z-index free. The items in my article div aren't over laying the navigation, so I'm puzzled as to why the items in my rtcatcol would be.

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I'm not sure I understand. If I understand layers right, my z-index for the second level of navigation is set to 101, and everything else is z-index free. The items in my article div aren't over laying the navigation, so I'm puzzled as to why the items in my rtcatcol would be.

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You may have to give the other items a z-index (Layer Number), to force them under.

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I know that it makes sense, but I tried that - every which way but loose - whatever that's supposed to mean.

If anyone can sought this one out, there's a virtual pint in it for you (I'll need ID though).

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Hi

Can't see why it doesn't work then.

And I've NEVER been carded (anyone who thought I was under 21 must be certified 100% blind!)

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The problem is that you have inadvertently set a new context position for your #rtcatcol element in giving it position relative it has established a new order of z-index that is above your menu.

Try removing the position relative from #rtcatcol and it should behave.

Stacking context is a complicated beast and I'm afraid that your layout is rather too busy to establish the stack flow easily and I may well have overlooked how the stacking contexts are working overall but you need to be very careful as each position relative or absolute sets a new index starting from 0 for it's children .

I'll take that drink then please, double JD on the rocks Smile

p.s Trevor always loved your avatar the guy was a lyric genius and all round good geezer and the band sublime, mourn his untimely passing.

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Trevor always loved your avatar the guy was a lyric genius and all round good geezer and the band sublime, mourn his untimely passing.

Met the geezer in Manchester b4 he wuz famous, a little while before he released the song (I was a sound roadie then, and young).

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Ah we were all young then, halcyon days. I was a sound engineer, good times, good era , happy memories.

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BINGO!

Being a tight git, it's always bugged me how people who drink spirits think that a double is A drink? When someone offers to get me a drink can I ask for two pints of Smiths? Wink

On this occasion, you'll get your dbl JD though, 'cos it's probably cheeper than paying you your consultant fees... Smile

And just to show that effort isn't rewarded, I'll put one behind the bar for you too Trev

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A bitter drinker, that's unusual, and one of refined tastes, how does it travel ?

Double JD is just about equal to my consultancy charges, what with the price of drinking in the UK Sad

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Hi

I'm tee-total me (honest guv) so its a diet coke. Laughing out loud

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John Smiths doesn't travel at all (I've only seen it here once in tins). But I'm not averse to doing the travelling myself when needed. I'm an expat (is that just a British term btw?)