Bootstrap Modal overlay problem

Posted on 2014-09-04
Last Modified: 2014-09-07
Hi all,
Here is a ink to 2 pages:

There is a newsletter sign up form field in the footer. Trying to submit the form without entering anything will result in a Modal popping up giving a validation error.
My problem is that on page 1 the modal overlay covers the modal content and on page 2 the overlay works as it should do.
To my tired eyes the structure and css or both pages is identical however there must be an element in the cascade that is causing the difference.
If anyone can spot it I would be very grateful.
Question by:Neil_Bradley
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Expert Comment

ID: 40307232
Personally, I would move your modal out of the "container" object.  Have the whole element at the bottom just before the </body> tag

Author Comment

ID: 40307270
That would be my preference too however not possible as the modal is generated within a content management system and the re programming would be considerable.
Link  2 which is the home page does not have the issue and the structural events of that page are identical to that of the inner pages (of which are causing the problem).
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Expert Comment

ID: 40307290
Sure I can understand that. Does your homepage use a different template to the subsequent pages? It could be that the modal is included twice or initialized differently. I'll keep looking but these things will be easier for you to find.
How are you including the modal in the page?
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Author Comment

ID: 40307327
The template is different however the differences are extreme slight. The modal does not exist in the page prior to form submission.
In the first div tag after the opening body tag there is a style called fade. This is present in both the working and none working example however if I remove the fade class from the none working example it fixes the issue....
Clue maybe?.
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Expert Comment

ID: 40307426
You do have a missing tag somewhere on the page that does work.

I would check your markup again - i'll also have a look through for what's missing
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Author Closing Comment

ID: 40308993
Hi Rob,
all validation errors fixed. While this did not solve the problem it did point me in the right direction. In the end it was the animation css that was causing the problem.
Cheers for the pointers.

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