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jQuery tabs not working in IE

Posted on 2011-02-15
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I have a page using the jQuery UI tabs ajax method. Content form all tabs display perfectly in FF. The tabs display in IE but the content will not load when the tab is clicked.

in the head
<script>
&#9;$(function() {
&#9;&#9;&#9;  
&#9;&#9;$( "#tabs" ).tabs(<%if request("showpaycheck") = 1 then response.Write("{ selected: 1}")%>);
&#9;&#9;&#9;
&#9;});

</script>

The tabs:

<div style="width:inherit" id="tabs">
     <ul>
         <li><a href="grid_general.asp?editid=<%=request("editid")%>"><span>General</span></a></li>
         <li><a href="grid_contact.asp?editid=<%=request("editid")%>"><span>Contact</span></a></li>
         <li><a href="grid_moduleaccess.asp?editid=<%=request("editid")%>"><span>Access</span></a></li>
     </ul>
</div>
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Question by:griffaw
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by:griffaw
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BurnieP earned 250 total points
ID: 34902371
Hi,

I don't know if this is your real tabs or you just copy pasted them for a sample, but you have quote issues :

<div style="width:inherit" id="tabs">
     <ul>
         <li><a href="grid_general.asp?editid=<%=request("editid")%>"><span>General</span></a></li>
         <li><a href="grid_contact.asp?editid=<%=request("editid")%>"><span>Contact</span></a></li>
         <li><a href="grid_moduleaccess.asp?editid=<%=request("editid")%>"><span>Access</span></a></li>
     </ul>
</div>

You are using double quotes inside double quotes.  Should be more like :

<div style="width:inherit" id="tabs">
     <ul>
         <li><a href='grid_general.asp?editid=<%=request("editid")%>'><span>General</span></a></li>
         <li><a href='grid_contact.asp?editid=<%=request("editid")%>'><span>Contact</span></a></li>
         <li><a href='grid_moduleaccess.asp?editid=<%=request("editid")%>'><span>Access</span></a></li>
     </ul>
</div>
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by:griffaw
ID: 34902716
BurnieP:

I tried your edit...same problem. Still no content in tabs.

PS: these are the real tabs.

Thanks
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Expert Comment

by:BurnieP
ID: 34902847
Hi,

Just another ckeckup, you have javascript enabled on your IE browser?
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Author Comment

by:griffaw
ID: 34903925
BurnieP:

Yes.

PS: Non-ajax tabs work perfectly in IE. Only the ajax method fails.

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Author Comment

by:griffaw
ID: 34910776
Any thoughts?

Thanks
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Assisted Solution

by:Sudaraka Wijesinghe
Sudaraka Wijesinghe earned 250 total points
ID: 34935040
Can you show us how the final HTML is rendered (without the server side code)?
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Author Comment

by:griffaw
ID: 34937853
I'm officially embarrased....there was a single orphan </div> tag in the body on the pages being called by the ajax tabs.

i "ass"umed that since FF displayed ok and IE did not that the issue was browser related...never checked the html. Oh well, lesson learned. I'll split the points among everyone that responded.

I curious though, how could FF handle it and IE choked?

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Expert Comment

by:BurnieP
ID: 34937915
I'm glad you found it.

I'm surprised that FF is more forgiving on small mistakes like that.  I generally assume that IE is normally more forgiving and FF is really by the book of html.
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Author Comment

by:griffaw
ID: 34937928
Score one for Redmond :)
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Author Comment

by:griffaw
ID: 34937946
Interesting that both FF and IE forgave the orphan with html tabs. Only IE failed with the ajax method.
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