Posted on 2013-06-17
Last Modified: 2013-06-18
Can someone PLEASE PLEASE tell me why this page is working in Firefox and Chrome but produces a column of text in internet explorer version 8 / 9 rather than the correct lines and breaks
Question by:doctorbill
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by:Dave Baldwin
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First is that you have an incomplete DOCTYPE, you only have the first half which may cause IE to render that page in 'quirks' mode..

W3C also says that <spacer> is a 'non-conforming element' and not to use it.

Are you really using Adobe Go-Live?

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no - this is a page that I am trying to edit. It was created by someone else.
I use dreamweaver and notepad

Would it be better if I started from scratch and used div elements ?
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"Would it be better if I started from scratch and used div elements ? "

Oh yes, it's a piece of... what you don't want.  Just do something else that works.
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thanks - I have recreated the page and all working fine now

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Good for you.  Thanks for the points.

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