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Stuck with iframes in ie5, anyone has an idea for a design ?


Poster: DataL0rd
Dated: Wednesday July 24 2002 - 15:13:12 BST

Just designed the menu for a new website, uploaded it, you can find it at http://www.suppliance.nl/nieuw/index.html

Thought I was done creating the menu, cost me a full day of work. When I checked it at another computer (running IE5) i noticed that the submenu's dissappeared under the iframe in the center of the page. In other words: it seemed to be almost useless for me.

I've searched this forum, and found out that there isn't much to do about it, and more people have this problem.

Would anyone be so kind to give http://www.suppliance.nl/nieuw/index.html a look and tell me if they see a solution for my problem? Doesn't matter if I need to restyle my site a little, but maybe I overlook a solution, like using other frames, changing z-indexes, etc.


Poster: menufurfer
Dated: Monday July 29 2002 - 2:51:20 BST

I looked at the page in Netscape 4.76 and IE 5.5

On neither one did I see the submenus disappear under the iframe. However 5.5 handled the iframe entirely different from 4.76 and I think, better. In 5.5 the Suppliance graphic is in the upper right corner while in 4.76 its in the upper left corner where it gets covered by the submenu.

4.76 simply can't handle the iframe. I noticed the default loading font was larger than IE's, it lacked its internal slide bar, the text was given a gray background, and if one adjusted the font size, the text comes unglued from the iframe and never goes back right while the menu goes into a hypercatatonic rollout. All of this seems more a browser incompatibility than a menu problem although the menu might also be at fault. Did you test the original site design in multiple browsers?


Poster: spg
Dated: Wednesday September 25 2002 - 13:15:10 BST

It works with IFRAMES in IE5.5 and above where the menu will float above the IFRAME but in IE5.01 and below (and opera and netscape prior to 7), the menu will drop below an IFRAME, regardless of z-index value. Its killing me

menufurfer wrote:I looked at the page in Netscape 4.76 and IE 5.5

On neither one did I see the submenus disappear under the iframe. However 5.5 handled the iframe entirely different from 4.76 and I think, better. In 5.5 the Suppliance graphic is in the upper right corner while in 4.76 its in the upper left corner where it gets covered by the submenu.

4.76 simply can't handle the iframe. I noticed the default loading font was larger than IE's, it lacked its internal slide bar, the text was given a gray background, and if one adjusted the font size, the text comes unglued from the iframe and never goes back right while the menu goes into a hypercatatonic rollout. All of this seems more a browser incompatibility than a menu problem although the menu might also be at fault. Did you test the original site design in multiple browsers?


Poster: Irishman
Dated: Tuesday January 14 2003 - 21:32:12 GMT

anyone have any luck with the submenus not going behind IFrames that contain a PDF as the source object? I have tried all the aforementioned options with no luck. Sorry for the hijack and thanks for any assistance!

Paul


Poster: kevin3442
Dated: Thursday January 16 2003 - 2:50:33 GMT

Hi All,

Judging by the dates, and the number of times this thread has been read (a "best-read thread!), it seems the iFrame problem has been around for awhile. I hadn't really given it much thought, because I don't use iFrames myself. Anyway, sometime toward the end of December, I posted a message and set of files to the mailing list regarding a similar problem people have with Flash clips in some browsers (the Flash obscures submenus). I've also seen some posts here in the forums regarding the Flash problem, but I never posted the article here because I figured people here probably also read the mailing list, plus there's no facility to attach files to posts in these forums. (I realize now that my first reason may be faulty; although I know there's overlap, I suppose there are people here who do not also get the mailing list).

Anyway, this iFrame problem has also come up in the mailing list a few times recently. This is a similar problem to the one people using Flash experience (also happens with java applets in some browsers). A couple of people have reported to me that the scripts/examples I posted for the Flash problem also worked with their iFrame problem. I had suspected at the time that the approach might be more generally applicable to any object who doesn't play well with other layers. So, here's the deal...

Anyone who's interested may read the original mailing list post in the mailing list archive, here. The original post had a .zip attachment containing the pertinent .js files, along with an example of how to apply the functions. Please note that the example uses a Flash clip to illustrate the problem and solution, but you should be able to figure out how to apply the same approach to your iFrame. I've uploaded the .zip file that I sent out with the original post to our website; interested parties can download it by clicking here. We clear the site's unlinked downloads periodically, so the file will not be there forever! If you have questions about the general approach, please let me know and I'll try to help.

Hope some of you find it useful.

Kevin