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Posts Tagged ‘Internet Explorer’

jQuery.slideDown() issues in IE: quick fixes

A simple Google search suggests that people are having problems with jQuery.slideDown() on Internet Explorer.

I’ve come across two issues on Internet Explorer 7 while developing a website containing some slideDown() effects, and found some quick fixes for them. :)


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Internet Explorer 7 says no to sessions and cookies

People might think that IE6 is really slowing down the advancement of web design and development, which is true. What some people don’t realise is that IE7 is just about as evil as IE6.

Today we have noticed a nasty bug that only happens in IE7. We built a website and it is being framesetted by other websites. In IE7, sessions and cookies do not work at all for this website (which has a different domain to the parent website).

After lots of research and debugging, we’ve finally identified this bug: IE7 incorrectly sets privacy settings for the website that is contained with a frameset and is not part of the main (parent) website. All sessions and cookies are therefore blocked.

Fortunately, there is a fix:


The above line will ‘magically’ fix this IE7 bug.

I wish the IE family was bought out by other vendors, or alternatively, died peacefully.

On a side note, let’s wait and see what Google has to offer with Google Chrome.

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Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 Released to Public

Here is the link:

It has an ‘Emulate IE7′ button which is neat. So now I have IE8 (with IE7 emulation), IE6 standalone, Firefox 2 and Opera 9 installed on my Windows box.

It’s about time for Microsoft to pay attention to standards. I wonder how long we have to support IE6/7 for, another 5 years?

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