IE8 Opacity bug on large content pages?
Posted on 2009-05-28
Our entire site uses a common "progress" panel to dim the background while processing. The "fade" panel covers the entire width and height of the scrollable page.
Works great in both IE8 and Firefox, with one exception. In IE8, there appears to be a limit on the page content, causing the fade panel to lose it's opacity and turn solid.
I found this out 2 ways:
1) I took a dynamic page that shows transaction history and it works fine until the page gets too long with lots of transactions.
2) I took a page with lots of panels, images and text and started chipping away some panels and\or images. Eventually the opacity started working again. I then reset and went back in to start removing other things (not removed the first time) and eventually it started working yet again. Meaning, there was nothing specific with the coding or layout causing the problem. It was simply how much content was on the page.
Again, works great in FF, but this seems to be a bug with IE8.
Anyone know of a solution or if this is a bug?