The webpage attempts to display a dropdown menu making heavy use of CSS and <UL>, <LI> tags. From my investigation, the standard CSS Hover pseudo attrib is being used, which I figure is the reason for IE7's usage (to translate all HOVER attribs to a JS equiv for IE6). I've disabled the IE7 library and IE6 eventually displays the page without locking up. I've used:
TIDY.EXE -ascii -i -f errors.txt -m PageFreeze.htm
to cleanup the HTML and match up any possibly missing tags but still the same effect. I've even copied the text into W3C's Validator without luck. One thing i did notice is that the IE6 browser does freeze preventing me from dragging the scrollbar or anything else within the entire browser (insisting on being END PROCESSED) but eventually (after 5 mins or more) the web page menu system appears, however when i hover my mouse over it the entire screen freezes again, and after another 5 mins or more the menu dropdown appears. This occurs for each menu item i hover over.
Please, does anyone have any clues on why this locking up is occurring and its resolution?
You can see the test page here:
(This page does not freeze IE6 because IE7 Library has been disabled in tags): http://www.spunge.org/~tony/help3/PageNoFreeze.htm
(This page freezes IE6. IE7 Library is enabled in tags): http://www.spunge.org/~tony/help3/PageFreeze.htm
(This page momentarily freezes IE6 but only contains a single menu item): http://www.spunge.org/~tony/help3/PageSingleMenuNoFreeze.htm
The pages need to not freeze and show dropdown menus if all is ok. Just a oddity, notice that when you hover over Government and it underlines the word. It seems to take a second longer than when the underline is placed beneath other words. Also I've tried removing much of the UL/LI menu items and leaving one or two and the freezing of IE has gone down from 5 mins+ to a few seconds and the menu dropdown appears. Again, Im suspecting the depth of the menu system and IE7 library are at fault. But a solution to have the menus in full is what Im after.