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Two identical sites both with Spry not working on IE on the PC but working fine on VMWare Fusion.
Took advice from another Experts response and changed:
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
to
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/strict.dtd">
but on the index page of one site only.
All the pages on both sites then worked correctly.
Why?
Do all the pages need to be changed?
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Hi smudgemouse,

Can you give us a link to check?
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link one:
http://www.air4casts.com
has transitional

link two:
http://www.online195.air4casts.com
has strict
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Were you checking each site frequently during the development process?  The only reason these steps would lead to the behavior is that you got a "bad" page stuck in the site cache.  Changing the doctype forced the browser to reload things and got the correct version of the code back into the browser...

Spry is notorious for not displaying fixes until a page is force-refreshed.
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Just got a pc back from repair and did a clean install of Vista.
Called up the www.air4casts.com page to check and had panic attack.
Constantly checking on VMWare.
No need to change all the pages then?
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>> No need to change all the pages then?

No, because neither doctype will result in a validation:

http://validator.w3.org/check?verbose=1&uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.air4casts.com%2F
http://validator.w3.org/check?verbose=1&uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.online195.air4casts.com%2F

You can try to follow the recommendations here:

http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/spry/articles/best_practices/validating_spry.html

but I've not found it to make a difference yet

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Thank you for your help
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