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firefox 2.0 doctype puts site in quirks mode (5 posts)

  1. Yukon Cornelius
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi there,

    My site is working ok in all major browsers, except firefox 2 (and ie6), where it's thrown into quirks mode. I am using strict xhtml doctype.

    Does anyone know of anything that might be triggering this?

    Jimmy

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Firefox 2? The current stable version of Firefox is 3.6.3!

    If you;re having cross-browser display problems, you could start by sorting out the markup validation errors in the theme/site. Then move onto the ">CSS errors.

  3. Yukon Cornelius
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    haha, yes, I know, just someone in the company didn't upgrade and I got called on it. You wouldn't worry too much about older browser versions then?

    I thought perhaps there was something specific related to ff2 that could be fixed easily, but you think it's just one of the validation errors that's causing it?

    On the validation note, 90% are related to the plugins I've installed. Is it usual that the site won't validate once you install a plugin?

    Before I installed the plugins, the site was valid pretty much, bar a couple of errors related to some broken flash animations.

    Would a plugin such as Shadowbox be a potential culprit for sending ff2 into quirks mode?

    Sorry for all the questions, and thanks a lot for getting back!

    Jimmy

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I thought perhaps there was something specific related to ff2 that could be fixed easily, but you think it's just one of the validation errors that's causing it?

    Firefox doesn't have a "quirks mode". That's an IE-only switch. So that just leaves markup and/or CSS as the likely culprits. Personally I wouldn't worry about such an old browser.

    Is it usual that the site won't validate once you install a plugin?

    Unfortunately, it's not uncommon - although it does depend on the plugin and how it's being implemented. Not all plugins produce bad markup. Conversely, poor implementation can wreck even the best plugin's output.

    Would a plugin such as Shadowbox be a potential culprit for sending ff2 into quirks mode?

    In theory, anything that uses up-to-date jQuery could potentially cause a problem in an old browser but FF is usually pretty good in this respect. IE6 is so borked that it's difficult to get anything to work properly in it - especially CSS.

  5. Yukon Cornelius
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    great thanks Esmi!

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