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CSS and IE/AEC !?

jaxz Hi gurus!

Before digging my teeth into CSS details, I just wonder:

Does AEC fully support the official CSS according to the CSS2 spec?
Or does it inherit the non-CSS compliance of IE?

In particular, I'm about to make some CSS-based drop down menues that hopefully will stay fixed when my text scrolls down.

This is easy to do in CSS (I have a book on it), but for IE it requires a BIG hack of some sort since it does not recognize the "position: fixed" property.

What's the deal with Active Ebook Compiler?


Posted on: 12:34 pm on February 28, 2006
Storyman Hi Jaxz,

It is workable, I've done. If memory serves me correctly you do need to use  DOC TYPE on each page. For example:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

Since Activ uses IE for rendering the pages the quirks in IE still apply. Frankly, I don't recall having to use any hacks to make the drop down menus happen. Javascript was used to make the navigation panel remain in a static screen position, which means you don't need to be concerned about "position: fixed" property in CSS/IE.

When working with CSS normally the best practice is to design against FireFox, then after everything is working the design is adjusted to work in IE. Of course when designing ebooks you only need to design against IE. I  mention this only because it is a deadly trap to design for IE first if you also design web pages.

Posted on: 5:43 pm on February 28, 2006


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