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What's wrong with my code? DIV shits to the right when viewed in Internet Explorer 8 compatibility view.

Posted on 2010-09-03
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Hi,

I'm using a DIV called 'container' as a holder so that pages always display centred in any browser.
I'm trying to include a nested DIV with a useful vertical scrolling marquee replacement script.
I'm happy that the script works under ie 8, firefox, opera and chrome. However in internet explorer 8 compatibility view, and presumably ie7 and ie6, the nested DIV shifts to the centre of the page.

It's supposed to be on the left.

I'm guessing this has something to do with the way I'm centreing my page?

Can anyone help fix this so it displays correctly (on the left) in older browsers and in ie8.

Thanks.

Code included - if you test it in ie8, switch between compatibility view to see what I mean.

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<title></title>

<STYLE type="text/css">

       html, BODY { background: black;
       text-align:center;
       padding:0;
       margin:0;
       height: 100%;
}
    </STYLE>
<style type="text/css">


#container
{
	position:relative;
	padding:0;
	margin-left: auto;
	margin-right: auto;
	width: 50em;
	text-align: center;
	min-height: 100%;
	background: white;
} 

</STYLE>

<style type="text/css">
#marquee_replacement{
 border:1px solid #000;
 width:200px;
 height:150px;
 overflow:hidden;
}
#marquee_replacement p.spacer{
 height:150px;
}
</style>


<script type="text/javascript">
// <!--
var speed = 1; // change scroll speed with this value
/**
 * Initialize the marquee, and start the marquee by calling the marquee function.
 */
function init(){
  var el = document.getElementById("marquee_replacement");
  el.style.overflow = 'hidden';
  scrollFromBottom();
}
 
var go = 0;
var timeout = '';
/**
 * This is where the scroll action happens.
 * Recursive method until stopped.
 */
function scrollFromBottom(){
  clearTimeout(timeout);
  var el = document.getElementById("marquee_replacement");
  if(el.scrollTop >= el.scrollHeight-150){
    el.scrollTop = 0;
  };
  el.scrollTop = el.scrollTop + speed;
  if(go == 0){
    timeout = setTimeout("scrollFromBottom()",50);
  };
}
 
/**
 * Set the stop variable to be true (will stop the marquee at the next pass).
 */
function stop(){
  go = 1;
}
 
/**
 * Set the stop variable to be false and call the marquee function.
 */
function startit(){
  go = 0;
  scrollFromBottom();
}
// -->
</script>




</head>



<BODY onload="startit()">

    
<div id="container">

<div id="marquee_replacement" onmouseout="startit();" onmouseover="stop();">
<p class="spacer"></p>
<p>line 1</p>
<p>line 2</p>
<p>line 3</p>
<p>line 4</p>
<p class="spacer"></p>
</div>




</div>

</body>
</html>

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by:Animasu
ID: 33596468
Try centring it like this:

#container
{
      position:absolute;
      padding:0;
      left:-25em;
      margin-left: 50%;
      width: 50em;
      text-align: center;
      min-height: 100%;
      background: white;
}

It also works with position:relative i think...
Also each CSS element dosn't have to be in its own container. i.e: <style type="text/css"> </style>


Hope this helps

- Animasu
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Expert Comment

by:vimalraja
ID: 33596617
Try changing "text-align:center" of the #container to "text:align:left;"...
#container
{
	position:relative;
	padding:0;
	margin-left: auto;
	margin-right: auto;
	width: 50em;
	text-align: left;
	min-height: 100%;
	background: white;
}

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rapidpictures earned 0 total points
ID: 33596719
Sorry that still shifts to the right.
I have fixed it using another div (called 'holdall') to nest the marquee script within (set absolute position).
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<title></title>

<STYLE type="text/css">

       html, BODY { background: black;
       text-align:center;
       padding:0;
       margin:0;
       height: 100%;
       overflow:auto;
}
    </STYLE>
<style type="text/css">


#container
{
	position:relative;
	padding:0;
	margin-left: auto;
	margin-right: auto;
	width: 50em;
	text-align: center;
	min-height: 100%;
	background: white;
} 

#holdall
{
	position:absolute;
	left: 0px;
	top: 0px;
}

</STYLE>

<style type="text/css">
#marquee_replacement{
 border:0px;
 width:200px;
 height:150px;
 overflow:hidden;
}
#marquee_replacement p.spacer{
 height:150px;
}
</style>


<script type="text/javascript">
// <!--
var speed = 1; // change scroll speed with this value
/**
 * Initialize the marquee, and start the marquee by calling the marquee function.
 */
function init(){
  var el = document.getElementById("marquee_replacement");
  el.style.overflow = 'hidden';
  scrollFromBottom();
}
 
var go = 0;
var timeout = '';
/**
 * This is where the scroll action happens.
 * Recursive method until stopped.
 */
function scrollFromBottom(){
  clearTimeout(timeout);
  var el = document.getElementById("marquee_replacement");
  if(el.scrollTop >= el.scrollHeight-150){
    el.scrollTop = 0;
  };
  el.scrollTop = el.scrollTop + speed;
  if(go == 0){
    timeout = setTimeout("scrollFromBottom()",50);
  };
}
 
/**
 * Set the stop variable to be true (will stop the marquee at the next pass).
 */
function stop(){
  go = 1;
}
 
/**
 * Set the stop variable to be false and call the marquee function.
 */
function startit(){
  go = 0;
  scrollFromBottom();
}
// -->
</script>




</head>



<BODY onload="startit()">

    
<div id="container">

<div id="holdall">

<div id="marquee_replacement" onmouseout="startit();" onmouseover="stop();">
<p class="spacer"></p>
<p>line 1</p>
<p>line 2</p>
<p>line 3</p>
<p>line 4</p>
<p class="spacer"></p>
</div>

</div>


</div>

</body>
</html>

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by:Animasu
ID: 33596748
Awesome, Glad you fixed it.

- Animasu
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