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Disappearing text?

Jun 19, 2012 1:33 PM

Tags: #html #cs5.5 #dreamweaver

I have a site I built a few years ago under Front Page. I have received comments recently that the text was gone on the pages of the site. After checking, and getting a bit familiar with Dreamweaver from CS 5.5, I was able to test the site on several browsers. What I found was that in IE 6.0, IE 7.0 and IE 8.0, the text is as it should be. However, in the more recent IE9.0, Safari 5.1, Chrome 18.0, and Firefox 11.0, the text disappears. I can attach example code if that would help. Any ideas?

 

Thanks,

 

Bob

 
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    Jun 19, 2012 1:58 PM   in reply to bobstier

    A link would be better. 

     

    Without seeing your page, I'm guessing that deprecated FrontPage code and  validation errors are causing display problems in modern browsers.  Use the W3C code validation tools below to see where you stand.

     

    Code Validation Tools

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

    HTML - http://validator.w3.org/

     

     

    Nancy O.

     
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    Jun 19, 2012 3:24 PM   in reply to bobstier

    Did you use the validation tools?

    You're missing a document type declaration (DTD) on the first line.  This sends browsers into Quirks Mode (confusion) because they don't know what kind of document to render.

     

    Go to Modify > Page properties > Title/Encoding.  Select a DTD that fits your current code: HTML4 Transitional.

     

    Save.  Repeat with other site pages.  Did that help?

     

     

    Nancy O.

     
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    Jun 20, 2012 4:36 AM   in reply to bobstier

    bobstier wrote:

     

    Sorry, but here's the most current site edition.

     

    Bob

     

    You have not provided a link?

     

    At the address below I only see one page which shows all of the text?

     

    http://www.sarunitinc.org/

     
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    Jun 20, 2012 9:49 AM   in reply to bobstier

    I'm afraid we can't help you if we can't see the problem page.  This forum doesn't support attached files.  Open a problem page SaveAs TEST.html. & upload to your server.  Give us the url.  When your question is answered, you can delete TEST.html from your server.

     

     

     

    Nancy O.

     
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    Jun 20, 2012 3:08 PM   in reply to bobstier

    Gosh, I'd forgotten how horrendous FrontPage code is.    So what exactly on that page is not showing up?  I'm seeing all the text that's there. 

     

    OK, the navigation menu is a deck chair on the Titanic. Not worth rescuing.  You could replace it easily with a Spry vertical menu or even an ordinary list of text links. 

     

     

    Nancy O.

     
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    Jun 21, 2012 11:02 AM   in reply to bobstier
     
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