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Posted on 2008-10-27
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When this page here is viewed in Firefox

http://www.allflexinc.com/

Strange characters fill the entire page and none of this appears in the file and it looks completely fine in Internet Explorer.  This happened after I made made changes to the menu file using Expression Web; attached is the HTML behind the menu file.
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">

<HTML><HEAD>

<META http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=unicode">

<META content="MSHTML 6.00.2900.2963" name=GENERATOR></HEAD>

<BODY><div class="Menu" style="LEFT: 0px; POSITION: absolute; TOP: 139px">

<table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="193">

	<tr height="28">

		<td bgcolor="#761717"><A class=MenuText onmouseover="objMenus.showMenu('DesignGuide');objMenus.updateRootMenus('DesignGuide');" title="Products, Services and Design Guide" href="/guid.shtml">

		Products, Services &amp;<br/> Design Guide</A>&nbsp;</td>

	</tr>

	<tr height="1"><td>&nbsp;</td></tr>

	<tr height="28">

		<td bgcolor="#761717" ><A class=MenuText onmouseover="objMenus.updateRootMenus('');" title=Service href="/per.shtml">

		Service</A>&nbsp;</td>

	</tr>

	<tr height="1"><td>&nbsp;</td></tr>

	<tr height="28">

		

		<td bgcolor="#761717" ><A class=MenuText onmouseover="objMenus.updateRootMenus('');" title=Capabilities href="/capa.shtml">

		Capabilities</A>&nbsp;</td>

	</tr>

	<tr height="1"><td>&nbsp;</td></tr>

	<tr height="28">

		

		<td bgcolor="#761717" ><A class=MenuText onmouseover="objMenus.updateRootMenus('');" title=Request-Sample href="mailto:information@allflexinc.com">

		Request a Sample</A></td>

	</tr>

	<tr height="1"><td>&nbsp;</td></tr>

	<tr height="28">

		

		<td bgcolor="#761717" ><A class=MenuText onmouseover="objMenus.updateRootMenus('');" title=Request-Quote href="requestaquote.php">

		Request a Quote</A>&nbsp;</td>

	</tr>

	<tr height="1"><td>&nbsp;</td></tr>

	<tr height="28">

		

		<td bgcolor="#761717" ><A class=MenuText onmouseover="objMenus.updateRootMenus('');" title=Benefits href="/bene.shtml">

		Benefits</A>&nbsp;</td>

	</tr>

	<tr height="1"><td>&nbsp;</td></tr>

	<tr height="28">

		

		<td bgcolor="#761717" ><A class=MenuText onmouseover="objMenus.updateRootMenus('');" title=News href="/news.shtml">

		News</A>&nbsp;</td>

	</tr>

	<tr height="1"><td>&nbsp;</td></tr>

	<tr height="28">

		

		<td bgcolor="#761717" ><A class=MenuText  onmouseover="objMenus.updateRootMenus('');" title=Links href="/links.shtml">

		Links</A>&nbsp;</td>

	</tr>

	<tr height="1"><td>&nbsp;</td></tr>

	<tr height="28">

		

		<td bgcolor="#761717" ><A class=MenuText  onmouseover="objMenus.updateRootMenus('');" title=Links href="/Employment.shtml">

		Career <BR> Opportunities</A></td>

	</tr>

	<tr height="1"><td>&nbsp;</td></tr>

	<tr height="28">

		

		<td bgcolor="#761717" ><A class=MenuText  onmouseover="objMenus.updateRootMenus('');" title="Contact Us" href="/contact.shtml" >

		Contact Us</A>&nbsp;</td>

	</tr>

	<tr height="1"><td>&nbsp;</td></tr>

	<tr height="28">

		

		<td bgcolor="#761717" ><A class=MenuText  onmouseover="objMenus.updateRootMenus('');" title="About Us" href="/about.shtml" >

		About Us</A>&nbsp;</td>

	</tr>

	<tr height="1"><td>&nbsp;</td></tr>

	<tr height="28">

		

		<td bgcolor="#761717" ><A class=MenuText  onmouseover="objMenus.updateRootMenus('');" title="Visit Us" href="/VisitUs.shtml" >

		Visitors&nbsp;Guide</A></td>

	</tr>

	

</table>
 

<script language="javascript" type="text/javascript" src="/Includes/menu2.js"></script>

<script LANGUAGE="javascript" type="text/javascript">

	

	objMenus.createNewMenu("DesignGuide", RootMenuHeight * -.25, 150, 150);

	objMenus.addToMenu("DesignGuide", "/DesignGuide/sing.shtml", "Single-Sided Circuits", "", "");

	objMenus.addToMenu("DesignGuide", "/DesignGuide/double.shtml", "Double-Sided Circuits", "", "");

	objMenus.addToMenu("DesignGuide", "/DesignGuide/multi-layer-circuits.shtml", "Multi-Layer Circuits", "", "");

	objMenus.addToMenu("DesignGuide", "/DesignGuide/maxi.shtml", "Maxi-Flex&reg; Circuits", "", "");

	objMenus.addToMenu("DesignGuide", "/DesignGuide/cover.shtml", "Coverlay Options", "", "");

	objMenus.addToMenu("DesignGuide", "/DesignGuide/desi.shtml", "Conductor & Filleting Guidlines", "", "");

	objMenus.addToMenu("DesignGuide", "/DesignGuide/shie.shtml", "Shielding", "", "");

	objMenus.addToMenu("DesignGuide", "/DesignGuide/rigi.shtml", "Rigidizers & Stiffeners", "", "");

	objMenus.addToMenu("DesignGuide", "/DesignGuide/term.shtml", "Termination Methods", "", "");

	objMenus.addToMenu("DesignGuide", "/DesignGuide/maxi.shtml", "Maxi-Flex&#153;", "", "");

	objMenus.addToMenu("DesignGuide", "/DesignGuide/tech.shtml", "Technical Information", "", "");

	objMenus.addToMenu("DesignGuide", "/DesignGuide/cad.shtml", "CAD Info", "", "");

	objMenus.addToMenu("DesignGuide", "/DesignGuide/zif.shtml", "ZIF Connectors","","");
 

	/*objMenus.addToMenu("DesignGuide", "#", "&nbsp;Conductor & Filleting Guidlines", "", "HistorySub2");
 

	objMenus.createNewMenu("HistorySub1", (RootMenuHeight * 7) + SubMenuHeight, 247, 100);

	objMenus.addToMenu("HistorySub1", "#", "&nbsp;Test 1", "", "");

	objMenus.addToMenu("HistorySub1", "#", "&nbsp;Test 2", "", "");

	

	objMenus.createNewMenu("HistorySub2", (RootMenuHeight * 7) + (SubMenuHeight * 3), 247, 100);

	objMenus.addToMenu("HistorySub2", "#", "&nbsp;Test 1", "", "");

	objMenus.addToMenu("HistorySub2", "#", "&nbsp;Test 2", "", "");

	*/

	objMenus.addRootMenus("DesignGuide");

		

	objMenus.genMenus();

</script>

</div></TD>

		<td width="66"></td></TR><tr><td width="100%" colspan="3"></td></tr></TABLE></BODY></HTML>

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Question by:davideo7
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by:jazzIIIlove
ID: 22817323
Hi there;

weird characters in your link: dtd line...

I removed dtd line...

I removed </td> and following 112th line td and tr since they have no corresponding tags...(or i missed them)

I edit the line 82...seems you add that line to get rid of that weird look...
objMenus.createNewMenu("DesignGuide");

in your snippet, you have problems with line 82...objMenus not defined through FireBug i have seen that...

Modified code is attached as snippet...

Best regards...
<HTML><HEAD>

<META http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=unicode">

<META content="MSHTML 6.00.2900.2963" name=GENERATOR></HEAD>

<BODY><div class="Menu" style="LEFT: 0px; POSITION: absolute; TOP: 0px">

<table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="193">

    <tr height="28">

        <td bgcolor="#761717"><A class=MenuText onmouseover="objMenus.showMenu('DesignGuide');objMenus.updateRootMenus('DesignGuide');" title="Products, Services and Design Guide" href="/guid.shtml">

        Products, Services &amp;<br/> Design Guide</A>&nbsp;</td>

    </tr>

    <tr height="1"><td>&nbsp;</td></tr>

    <tr height="28">

        <td bgcolor="#761717" ><A class=MenuText onmouseover="objMenus.updateRootMenus('');" title=Service href="/per.shtml">

        Service</A>&nbsp;</td>

    </tr>

    <tr height="1"><td>&nbsp;</td></tr>

    <tr height="28">

        

        <td bgcolor="#761717" ><A class=MenuText onmouseover="objMenus.updateRootMenus('');" title=Capabilities href="/capa.shtml">

        Capabilities</A>&nbsp;</td>

    </tr>

    <tr height="1"><td>&nbsp;</td></tr>

    <tr height="28">

        

        <td bgcolor="#761717" ><A class=MenuText onmouseover="objMenus.updateRootMenus('');" title=Request-Sample href="mailto:information@allflexinc.com">

        Request a Sample</A></td>

    </tr>

    <tr height="1"><td>&nbsp;</td></tr>

    <tr height="28">

        

        <td bgcolor="#761717" ><A class=MenuText onmouseover="objMenus.updateRootMenus('');" title=Request-Quote href="requestaquote.php">

        Request a Quote</A>&nbsp;</td>

    </tr>

    <tr height="1"><td>&nbsp;</td></tr>

    <tr height="28">

        

        <td bgcolor="#761717" ><A class=MenuText onmouseover="objMenus.updateRootMenus('');" title=Benefits href="/bene.shtml">

        Benefits</A>&nbsp;</td>

    </tr>

    <tr height="1"><td>&nbsp;</td></tr>

    <tr height="28">

        

        <td bgcolor="#761717" ><A class=MenuText onmouseover="objMenus.updateRootMenus('');" title=News href="/news.shtml">

        News</A>&nbsp;</td>

    </tr>

    <tr height="1"><td>&nbsp;</td></tr>

    <tr height="28">

        

        <td bgcolor="#761717" ><A class=MenuText  onmouseover="objMenus.updateRootMenus('');" title=Links href="/links.shtml">

        Links</A>&nbsp;</td>

    </tr>

    <tr height="1"><td>&nbsp;</td></tr>

    <tr height="28">

        

        <td bgcolor="#761717" ><A class=MenuText  onmouseover="objMenus.updateRootMenus('');" title=Links href="/Employment.shtml">

        Career <BR> Opportunities</A></td>

    </tr>

    <tr height="1"><td>&nbsp;</td></tr>

    <tr height="28">

        

        <td bgcolor="#761717" ><A class=MenuText  onmouseover="objMenus.updateRootMenus('');" title="Contact Us" href="/contact.shtml" >

        Contact Us</A>&nbsp;</td>

    </tr>

    <tr height="1"><td>&nbsp;</td></tr>

    <tr height="28">

        

        <td bgcolor="#761717" ><A class=MenuText  onmouseover="objMenus.updateRootMenus('');" title="About Us" href="/about.shtml" >

        About Us</A>&nbsp;</td>

    </tr>

    <tr height="1"><td>&nbsp;</td></tr>

    <tr height="28">

        

        <td bgcolor="#761717" ><A class=MenuText  onmouseover="objMenus.updateRootMenus('');" title="Visit Us" href="/VisitUs.shtml" >

        Visitors&nbsp;Guide</A></td>

    </tr>

    

</table>

 

<script language="javascript" type="text/javascript" src="/Includes/menu2.js"></script>

<script LANGUAGE="javascript" type="text/javascript">

    

    objMenus.createNewMenu("DesignGuide");

    objMenus.addToMenu("DesignGuide", "/DesignGuide/sing.shtml", "Single-Sided Circuits", "", "");

    objMenus.addToMenu("DesignGuide", "/DesignGuide/double.shtml", "Double-Sided Circuits", "", "");

    objMenus.addToMenu("DesignGuide", "/DesignGuide/multi-layer-circuits.shtml", "Multi-Layer Circuits", "", "");

    objMenus.addToMenu("DesignGuide", "/DesignGuide/maxi.shtml", "Maxi-Flex&reg; Circuits", "", "");

    objMenus.addToMenu("DesignGuide", "/DesignGuide/cover.shtml", "Coverlay Options", "", "");

    objMenus.addToMenu("DesignGuide", "/DesignGuide/desi.shtml", "Conductor & Filleting Guidlines", "", "");

    objMenus.addToMenu("DesignGuide", "/DesignGuide/shie.shtml", "Shielding", "", "");

    objMenus.addToMenu("DesignGuide", "/DesignGuide/rigi.shtml", "Rigidizers & Stiffeners", "", "");

    objMenus.addToMenu("DesignGuide", "/DesignGuide/term.shtml", "Termination Methods", "", "");

    objMenus.addToMenu("DesignGuide", "/DesignGuide/maxi.shtml", "Maxi-Flex&#153;", "", "");

    objMenus.addToMenu("DesignGuide", "/DesignGuide/tech.shtml", "Technical Information", "", "");

    objMenus.addToMenu("DesignGuide", "/DesignGuide/cad.shtml", "CAD Info", "", "");

    objMenus.addToMenu("DesignGuide", "/DesignGuide/zif.shtml", "ZIF Connectors","","");

 

    /*objMenus.addToMenu("DesignGuide", "#", "&nbsp;Conductor & Filleting Guidlines", "", "HistorySub2");

 

    objMenus.createNewMenu("HistorySub1", (RootMenuHeight * 7) + SubMenuHeight, 247, 100);

    objMenus.addToMenu("HistorySub1", "#", "&nbsp;Test 1", "", "");

    objMenus.addToMenu("HistorySub1", "#", "&nbsp;Test 2", "", "");

    

    objMenus.createNewMenu("HistorySub2", (RootMenuHeight * 7) + (SubMenuHeight * 3), 247, 100);

    objMenus.addToMenu("HistorySub2", "#", "&nbsp;Test 1", "", "");

    objMenus.addToMenu("HistorySub2", "#", "&nbsp;Test 2", "", "");

    */

    objMenus.addRootMenus("DesignGuide");

        

    objMenus.genMenus();

</script>

</div></BODY></HTML>

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by:jazzIIIlove
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<<I removed </td> and following 112th line td and tr since they have no corresponding tags...(or i <<missed them)

nusphere says so...
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by:davideo7
ID: 22817363
jazzlllove: that didn't seem to help
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are we talking about the characters in the screenshot?
this.JPG
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by:jazzIIIlove
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if so:
<!DOCTYPE>

A DTD defines the elements and attributes and their relationship in a document. Technically, no HMTL structure that isnt defined in DTD cannot reside in that document. But you can leave it...

best regards...
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ShaneJones earned 500 total points
ID: 22818382
Have you tried changing your charset to UTF-8 or iso-8859-1

I would put your doctype on there and then go to

http://validator.w3.org/ 

This will tell you all that is wrong with your code! Resolve them issues and you'll be onto a winner!

Using the code in your question gave me 7 Errors and 1 warning,
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That did the trick, thanks!
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