alexv55 0 Newbie Poster

I am learning to create drop down menu using css. Everything works fine in chrome, FF. But IE 8, the submenus don't pop up. All the info I read on tutorials and googling indicated that using .htc file from peter ned and conditional comment for IE in style sheet should work, but it didn't

I have done an exhaustive googling but didn't see references of others experiencing the same problem, or any fix. I must be doing something wrong that's very subtle. Any help would be greatly appreciated. My very simple html, css, and csshover3_source.htc are shown below. All files are in the same folder/directory on my local machine, which is xp pro.

Thanks

---------- start index.html -----------

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">

<html>
<head>
<title>Untitled</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"/>
<title>Food Online</title>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="style_nav.css" type="text/css" charset="utf-8" />

</head>

<body>
<div id="nav">
<ul>
<li><h2>CSS Drop Down Menus</h2>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.seoconsultants.com/tips/css/#cssmenus" title="SEO Consultants Directory">CSS Hover Navigation</a>
<ul>
<li><a href="../css-dropdown-menus.html" title="tanfa Introduction">Intro for CSS Enthusiasts</a></li>
<li><a href="index.html" title="Plain HTML Code">Demonstration HTML</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.xs4all.nl/~peterned/csshover.html" title="whatever:hover file">csshover.htc file</a></li>
</ul>
</li>
</ul>
</li>
</ul>

<ul>
<li><h2>Vertical CSS Pop-Out Menu</h2>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.seoconsultants.com/css/menus/vertical/" title="SEO Consultants Vertical Example">SEO Consultants Sample</a></li>
<li><a href="vs7.html" title="Complete Example">tanfa Demo example</a>
<ul>
<li><a href="index.html#">tanfa Tutorial</a><!-- link to seo vertical tut -->	
<ul>
<li><a href="vs1.html" title="Vertical Menu - Page 1">Stage 1</a></li>
<li><a href="vs2.html" title="Vertical Menu - Page 2">Stage 2</a></li>	
<li><a href="vs3.html" title="Vertical Menu - Page 3">Stage 3</a></li>
<li><a href="vs4.html" title="Vertical Menu - Page 4">Stage 4</a></li>
<li><a href="vs5.html" title="Vertical Menu - Page 5">Stage 5</a></li>	
<li><a href="vs6.html" title="Vertical Menu - Page 6">Stage 6</a></li>
</ul>
</li>
</ul>
</li>
</ul>
</li>
</ul>

<ul>
<li><h2>Horizontal Drop & Pop Menu</h2>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.seoconsultants.com/css/menus/horizontal/" title="SEO Consultants Directory Example">SEO Consultants Sample</a></li>
<li><a href="hs7.html">tanfa Demo example</a><!-- fully working sample -->
<ul>
<li><a href="index.html#">tanfa Tutorial</a><!-- link to horizontal tut -->	
<ul>
<li><a href="hs1.html" title="Horizontal Menu - Page 1">Stage 1</a></li>
<li><a href="hs2.html" title="Horizontal Menu - Page 2">Stage 2</a></li>	
<li><a href="hs3.html" title="Horizontal Menu - Page 3">Stage 3</a></li>
<li><a href="hs4.html" title="Horizontal Menu - Page 4">Stage 4</a></li>
<li><a href="hs5.html" title="Horizontal Menu - Page 5">Stage 5</a></li>	
<li><a href="hs6.html" title="Horizontal Menu - Page 6">Stage 6</a></li>
</ul>
</li>
</ul>
</li>
</ul>
</li>
</ul>	
</div>

</body>
</html>

---------- end index.html -----------

---------- start style_nav.css -----------

#nav {
width: 12em;
background: #eee;
}

#nav ul {
list-style: none;
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
}

#nav a, #nav h2 {
font: bold 11px/16px arial, helvetica, sans-serif;
display: block;
border-width: 1px;
border-style: solid;
border-color: #ccc #888 #555 #bbb;
margin: 0;
padding: 2px 3px;
}

#nav h2 {
color: #fff;
background: #000;
text-transform: uppercase;
}

#nav a {
color: #000;
background: #efefef;
text-decoration: none;
}

#nav a:hover {
color: #a00;
background: #fff;
}

#nav li {position: relative;}

#nav ul ul ul {
position: absolute;
top: 0;
left: 100%;
width: 100%;
}

/* hide everything except main menu */
#nav ul ul ul {
display: none;
}

/* display everything when clicking on an item under in the main menu. First UL is the menu header*/
#nav ul ul li:hover ul {
display: block;
}

/* hide sub menu under the submenu of the item in of the main menu from above */

#nav ul ul li:hover ul ul{
display: none;
}

/* show the sub menu under the submenu of the item in of the main menu */

#nav ul ul ul li:hover ul{
display: block;
}

<!--[if IE]>
<style type="text/css" media="screen">
body {
behavior: url(csshover3_source.htc);
font-size: 100%;
}

#nav ul li {float: left; width: 100%;}
#nav ul li a {height: 1%;} 

#nav a, #nav h2 {
font: bold 0.7em/1.4em arial, helvetica, sans-serif;
} 
</style>
<![endif]-->

---------- end style_nav.css -----------

---------- start csshover3_source.css -----------

I downloaded source file csshover3_source.htc from
www.xs4all.nl/~peterned/csshover.html#changes (Version 3.00.081222 from )

---------- end csshover3.css -----------

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