Opera5 users can't see the right bar July 6, 2001 8:31 PM   Subscribe

Opera5 users can't see the right bar on the hope page... any help there? This also happens in NS4.
posted by SpecialK to Bugs at 8:31 PM (10 comments total)

It's not a bug, it's a feature.

That's snarky, but it's true. It's an IE-only feature, if I'm not mistaken.
posted by jpoulos at 8:35 PM on July 6, 2001

GRR. They don't make IE for linux.
posted by SpecialK at 10:04 PM on July 6, 2001

it works with mozilla.
posted by jimw at 12:02 AM on July 7, 2001

It's just a DIV. For whatever reason Matt's got it set up so it won't serve to Opera browsers -- even when they self-identify as MSIE 5.0 (technically, there's still an "Opera 5" in the identification string). It's just not there.

When I save the source I get in MSIE and look at it in Opera, the sidebar works fine. In Netscape 4.7, however, it's pretty nasty -- which is, I suspect, the reason Matt locks it out. It may have been nasty in earlier Operas, too.
posted by dhartung at 10:32 AM on July 7, 2001

What is this sidebar of which you speak? hehe

Yeah, I just realized that it was gone. Yes, I'm using Opera...
posted by fooljay at 4:11 PM on July 8, 2001

Opera and NS 4 don't support an align:right property of CSS-P that I'm using.

I kept out those browsers after users complained of the sidebar not staying on the side and instead taking up a huge chunk of screen real estate. I suppose for those other browsers, I could left-align it without any probs.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 4:19 PM on July 8, 2001

(Instead of serving the DIV, you could serve a comment explaining that.)
posted by dhartung at 10:02 AM on July 9, 2001

Opera and NS 4 don't support an align:right property of CSS-P that I'm using.

Since Opera is one of the most standards-compliant browsers around, I'd guess then that you are using some propietary or artifactural Microsoft tag attribute.

CSS-P was superceded by CSS2. In CSS2, one can use float and position to achieve the effect you're looking for, a la Glish's nested float which works perfectly in Opera...

Not that I need to tell you that or anything... :-)
posted by fooljay at 6:52 PM on July 9, 2001

Errr, yeah. I was going to build it on my server, so I opened IE, grabbed the source and then created a file with those contents. What I found is that, without modification, it works perfectly in Opera (the sidebar, that is).

Sooooooo, maybe it doesn't work with previous versions of Opera, but I'm using 5.11 (5.12 is the latest) and it looks exectly the same as IE except without the colored scroll bars and form fields....
posted by fooljay at 6:57 PM on July 9, 2001

and when I say "the source" I mean the MeFi home page source...
posted by fooljay at 6:58 PM on July 9, 2001

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