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Validation, Post Cutoff, and Layout Errors in IE6 (3 posts)

  1. gogoplata
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Alright, where to start.

    First of all I was not aware of the importance placed on having a validated webpage until recently and my homepage, of course, has 71 validation errors as we speak. I believe a lot of the errors are from ad codes but I'm not sure.

    The validation errors lead me to two issues I'm having which may or may not be related. The first is that my website displays perfectly (visually) in Firefox and IE 7 but not in IE 6. In IE 6 my top leaderboard ad, header links, and search box are all bumped down. I've tried playing with element sizes with no luck so far.

    My second problem is that my center column (which contains my posts) is cut off following the bottom of the left sidebar.

    This is my first post so I don't know if this should be one bigger topic or three smaller ones but any help with this is really appreciated.


    Thanks in advance for the help!

  2. First concentrate on making your page valid. I know it's a pain in the ass. Do it anyway. It's far, far easier to adjust and correct valid pages than it is to fix invalid ones.

    Once it's valid, then if the errors are not automatically solved (you'd be surprised at how many often are), then you can concentrate on the problem at hand. Because when the page is valid, any differences between browsers is due to differences of implementation or browser bugs, which narrows down the scope of the problem quite a bit.

    Also, your main problem here is that your DOCTYPE is claiming that your page is XHTML 1.1. That's hard to do and rarely worth it at this point in time. You might consider using an XHTML 1.0 Transitional DOCTYPE instead. Might make many of these errors go away.

  3. gogoplata
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks for the advice, I'll resurrect this topic once I get some of the validation done and see what's left to be resolved.

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