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Bundled and Legacy Themes

Bundled and Legacy Themes


Botched Boreal adaptation

posts: 5

At http://JonathansCommunity.com, I am trying to adapt the Boreal theme, and now it looks fine under Firefox (thin green columns to the left and right; thick off-white column in center), but is formatted inappropriately under IE (green extends far beyond the left column to "squash" the center column which becomes as thin as the left/right columns should be).

Any ideas what the problem is, and what I can do to correct it?

++ Jonathan Hayward, jonathan.hayward at pobox.com
    • To see an award-winning website with stories, essays, artwork,
    • games, and a four-dimensional maze, why not visit my home page?
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posts: 254 Japan

Well, this relates to something I've wondered about before. In tiki.tpl, td id="tiki-columns" holds the column-flipping icons and goes the width of the page. It actually spans the three columns below it, td id="leftcolumn", td id="centercolumn" and td id="rightcolumn". But it is given a colspan parameter of "0" in tiki.tpl.

This is how the saved page piece looked before my change (angle brackets replaced by parentheses so they'd display here):

(div id="tiki-mid") (table id="tiki-midtbl" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" ) (tr)(td id="tiki-columns" colspan="0" width="100%") ... (column-flipping code) ... (/td)(/tr) (tr) (td id="leftcolumn" valign="top") ... (/td) (td id="centercolumn" valign="top") ... (/td) (td id="rightcolumn" valign="top") ... (/td)

Not being a total HTML whiz, I don't know if giving a table cell that spans three other cells a colspan of 0 instead of 3 is kosher, but it seems not. Anyway, I changed it to "3" in my saved version of your page, reflecting the apparent reality, and then the center column of your page works fine in IE too. So I suggest making that change in your theme's tiki.tpl (td id="tiki-columns" colspan="3") and see what happens. Like many things, some browsers overlook that kind of quirk and some get tripped up.

-- Gary


posts: 5

THANKS! Problem solved.

How might I best report this bug? (I trust that if what I did tripped it up, in this case that reflects a problem in the original code.)

++ Jonathan Hayward, jonathan.hayward at pobox.com
    • To see an award-winning website with stories, essays, artwork,
    • games, and a four-dimensional maze, why not visit my home page?
    • All of this is waiting for you at http://JonathansCorner.com

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