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brendanh
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Hi,

Hopefully this is the correct place to post this.

I am having a problem with a drop down menu in IE7 - basically the drop-down menu opens up behind hrefs here is an example of this - the images are links.

http://www.dam.ie/investment.html

The annoying thing is that it even works in IE6!!

I have been messing around with z-indexs etc but hav not been able to fix this. Any suggestions.

Since I have given a link should I still post up the CSS and HTML? There is a lot of code and it will clutter up everything.

I will post it if people think it will help.

Thanks
Brendan

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has anyone any ideas, if you

has anyone any ideas, if you would like me to elaborate on anything please ask... this has been killing me for days now!

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brendanh wrote:has anyone

brendanh wrote:
has anyone any ideas, if you would like me to elaborate on anything please ask... this has been killing me for days now!

You have several bad errors in your html and even IE7 can't be held responsible for conforming to standards until you get those cleared up. Often getting your code valid solves such problems, but there is no guararntee that this will happen. It is a basic necessity that you do it, though.

For invalid code, there are no standards you can hold any browser to.

We clearly ask you to give us valid html/xhtml in the sticky messages in each forum, which are intended for you to read and comply with before you post a question.

All we need is the link, which you have given us. Now get your code valid and it the questions persists, as it might, get back to us.

Also, however important it is to you, we have lives to live and are not being paid for the help as we volunteer it. People will deal with you as they can and when they can. If you need instant help you shouldn't expect it from us, sorry.

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Hi, Yes I realise any

Hi,

Yes I realise any errors should be cleared up, however I disagree that any of the errors were "bad". They are fairly simple ones, that I beleive had negligble affect I have just not had time to clear them up... I would not have posted if I thought they had affected the display

I posted the second comment, to see if anyone wanted any elaboration, as this was my first post on these forms - I had no idea how it worked here. I apologise for offending your sensibilities...

Anyway I got it fixed... for anyone else that runs into the same problem...

position:relative without z-index erroneously performs a stacking context in IE.
I added z-index:1 on ul#menubar.

Brendan

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I'm impressed you solved it,

I'm impressed you solved it, that's quite a complex issue unless you know the ins and outs of IE Laughing out loud IE is full of bugs and you've found one of them!

As for the validation; they may not affect the problem but you can't complain if a browser renders your page wrong if you are giving it invalid HTML.

And if they're such simple and tiny problems, why not fix them?

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