css difference between IE6 and FF?

Hi,

In my main css file, I have styled up various types of flash elements as pasted below. All three flash classes (notice, info, and warning) render fine in FireFox, but only the first one defined is shown in Internet Explorer. I am sure that a CSS guru in the room can point out the error of my ways... Thanks!

-cal

Hi, you should be able to use the following to validate the CSS:

http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/

Do you have a test HTML file that you can post that uses the below CSS? In any case, it may be an issue with IE’s implementation of the CSS specification because the CSS validated with errors using a CSS 2.1 validator.

Good luck,

-Conrad

The CSS validation passed with no errors. Thanks for the useful site. Here's a small html file which illustrates the issue. In firefox, all three lines are styled (no images, of course). In IE, only the div#Flash class defined first gets styled. Thanks again for your help.

-cal

<HTML> <HEAD> <style type="text/css"> #Flash {   font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;   margin: 0;   padding: 5px 5px 5px 30px; } div#Flash.notice {   color: #060;   background: url(/images/thumbs_up.gif) #E2F9E3 left no-repeat; }

div#Flash.info {   color: #559;   background: url(/images/info.gif) #DDDDDD left no-repeat; } div#Flash.warning {   color: #fff;   background: url(/images/thumbs_down.gif) #C00000 left no-repeat; } </style> </HEAD> <BODY> <div id="flasharea" style="top: 3px;"> <div id="Flash" class="warning">This is a warning</div> <div id="Flash" class="info">This is some info</div> <div id="Flash" class="notice">This is a notice</div> </div> </BODY> </HTML>

You aren't supposed to have more than one element with a given ID attribute. If you swap ID for CLASS in your code and selector rules, I suspect you'll get what you want.

-Rob

Hi, after looking at the HTML, I have to point out that you can only use an id once per page or every id on the page needs to be unique. Thus, an id is usually used structure the page elements. Please use the following to validate your document:

http://validator.w3.org/#validate_by_input+with_options

Good luck,

-Conrad

Hi, here’s an updated file. The other issue is that you have an id, flasharea, in the HTML code but it doesn’t appear in your CSS. Finally, the below code validates successfully.

Good luck,

-Conrad

BEGIN CODE:

An XHTML 1.0 Strict standard template

#Flash { font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; margin: 0; padding: 5px 5px 5px 30px; }

div#.notice { color: #060; background: url(/images/thumbs_up.gif) #E2F9E3 left no-repeat; }

div.info { color: #559; background: url(/images/info.gif) #DDDDDD left no-repeat; } div.warning { color: #fff; background: url(/images/thumbs_down.gif) #C00000 left no-repeat; }

This is a warning
This is some info
This is a notice

END CODE:

An XHTML 1.0 Strict standard template

#Flash { font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; margin: 0; padding: 5px 5px 5px 30px; }

div.notice { color: #060; background: url(/images/thumbs_up.gif) #E2F9E3 left no-repeat; }

div.info { color: #559; background: url(/images/info.gif) #DDDDDD left no-repeat; } div.warning { color: #fff; background: url(/images/thumbs_down.gif) #C00000 left no-repeat; }

This is a warning
This is some info
This is a notice

D'oh. Three div's in a row with the same id. I suppose that if one stares at one own flaws long enough, they disappear....

Thanks a bunch.

-cal