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  1. #1
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    Script doesn't work in IE6

    Hello, I'm a javascript newb, and I have been trying to piece together a script to pop up informational divs about certain items when clicked. I found this older script on a site that works like I'd like, but didn't work in IE6. A friend offered me some advice and I tried modifying the script to get it to work in IE6, but of course, it wasn't that easy.

    I'm posting the whole page, since it isn't long, and I don't know where the problem is.

    Thanks for your help.

    Code:
    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
    
    <head>
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
    <title>PopUp Div + Background Disable</title>
    <style type="text/css">
    .parentDisable
    {
    	z-index:999;
    	width:100%;
    	height:100%;
    	display:none;
    	position:absolute;
    	top:0;
    	left:0;
    	background-color: #ccc;
    	color: #aaa;
    	opacity: .4;
    	filter: alpha(opacity=50);
    }
    #popup
    {
    	width:500px;
    	height:400px;
    	position:absolute;
    	top:200px;
    	left:300px;
    	color: #000;
    	background-color: #fff;
    	border: 2px solid black;
    }
    </style>
    <script type="text/javascript">
    function pop(div)
    {
    object=getObj(div)
    object.style.display='block';
    return false
    }
    function hide(div)
    {
    object=getObj(div)
    object.style.display='none';
    return false
    }
    //******************************************************************
    function getObj(cName){
            var obj1;
            if (document.getElementById) {
                obj1 = document.getElementById(cName);
            } else if (document.all) {
                obj1 = document.all[cName];
            } else if (document.layers) {
                obj1 = document.layers[cName];
            } else {
                obj1 = document.getElementById(cName);
            }
            return obj1;
    } 
    </script>
    </head>
    <body>
    <div id="pop1" class="parentDisable">
    <div id="popup">
    This is popup 1<p>
    <a href="#" onclick="return hide('pop1')">Close</a>
    </p>
    </div></div>
    <div id="pop2" class="parentDisable">
    <div id="popup">
    This is popup 2<p>
    <a href="#" onclick="return hide('pop2')">Close</a>
    </p>
    </div></div>
    <center>
    <h3>Simple Popup Div + Background Disable Example</h3>
    </br></br>
    <a href="#" onclick="return pop('pop1')">Popup 1</a>
    </br></br>
    <a href="#" onclick="return pop('pop2')">Popup 2</a>
    
    </center>
    </body>
    </html>

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    I'm not sure, but I believe IE6 doesn't handle "getobj." You may want to amend this to "document.getelementbyID("idname")" or "document.getElementbyTagName("div").

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    First, a basic bewilderment: why do you need an XHTML Doctype? Why not a HTML strict? Are you intend to work with XML documents? If not, an XHTML Doctype will rather confound you.

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    Fixed!

    IE does not understand the width 100% and height 100% correctly with an absolutely positioned element. I have included the code to resolve this:

    width: expression(this.offsetParent.offsetWidth);
    height: expression(this.offsetParent.offsetHeight);

    Here is the code in your original post with some other minor corrections

    -----


    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">

    <head>
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
    <title>PopUp Div + Background Disable</title>
    <style type="text/css">
    .parentDisable
    {
    z-index:999;
    width:100%;
    height:100%;
    width: expression(this.offsetParent.offsetWidth);
    height: expression(this.offsetParent.offsetHeight);
    display:none;
    position:absolute;
    top:0;
    left:0;
    background-color: #ccc;
    color: #aaa;
    opacity: .4;
    filter: alpha(opacity=50);
    }
    #popup
    {
    width:500px;
    height:400px;
    position:absolute;
    top:200px;
    left:300px;
    color: #000;
    background-color: #fff;
    border: 2px solid black;
    }
    </style>
    <script type="text/javascript">
    function pop(div)
    {
    object=getObj(div);
    object.style.display='block';
    return false
    }
    function hide(div)
    {
    object=getObj(div);
    object.style.display='none';
    return false
    }
    //******************************************************************
    function getObj(cName){
    var obj1;
    if (document.getElementById) {
    obj1 = document.getElementById(cName);
    } else if (document.all) {
    obj1 = document.all[cName];
    } else if (document.layers) {
    obj1 = document.layers[cName];
    } else {
    obj1 = document.getElementById(cName);
    }
    return obj1;
    }
    </script>
    </head>
    <body>

    <div id="pop1" class="parentDisable">
    <div id="popup">
    This is popup 1<p>
    <a href="#" onclick="return hide('pop1')">Close</a>
    </p>
    </div>
    </div>
    <div id="pop2" class="parentDisable">
    <div id="popup">
    This is popup 2<p>
    <a href="#" onclick="return hide('pop2')">Close</a>
    </p>
    </div>
    </div>
    <center>
    <h3>Simple Popup Div + Background Disable Example</h3>
    <br /><br />
    <a href="#" onclick="return pop('pop1');">Popup 1</a>
    <br /><br />
    <a href="#" onclick="return pop('pop2');">Popup 2</a>
    </center>

    </body>
    </html>

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