I did a website for my local humane society ten years ago. It worked, they liked it, and so I haven't changed the design over the years. Now, I've updated my IE from 8 to 9, and the site doesn't work. I've tried removing various components (some old style sheet references, some javascript stuff, an applet) and it didn't make the site work.

Help! What did they change in IE9 that would make my old site not work? The site is here. ANY advice would be much appreciated.


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Last Post by threedogsrule

I believe the problem lies with using framesets. I don't think IE9 supports them in any way, shape, or form. I tested out the page by removing snippets of code at a time and after deleting the frameset, the page "worked", albeit displayed empty. A little research on Google confirms my theory.


these standard test beds may assist you
http://analyze.websiteoptimization.com/authenticate.php?url=http://www.hssaline.org&/ Speed tweaks

http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hssaline.org&charset=%28detect+automatically%29&doctype=Inline&group=0 html check :html 4.01 strict does not support framesets, the dtd for a frameset is <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Frameset//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/frameset.dtd"> with the wrong doctype its amazing it displayed in anything \/

http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/validator?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hssaline.org&profile=css21&usermedium=all&warning=1&lang=en CSS check

http://demo.opera-mini.net/demo.html?www.hssaline.org handheld

http://www.browsershots.org other browsers
http://browsershots.org/http://www.hssaline.org/ it doesnt display well in much this link valid only 24 hours

many problems (if present) will show
serious code errors in the w3c validator sites will produce blankscreens in browsershots

Valid code does not ensure the site will work ...
Invalid code ensures the site will not work ...
.. in all browser OS combinations

not all layouts work in handheld devices
strictly code based, you understand your content more than I would

Edited by almostbob: n/a


Well, I really appreciate the tips. Knew I had a lot of redundant (and crap) code in there, and couldn't begin to figure out where to start. Guess I'll just rebuild the whole site (as rusty as I am, this will take a while!).

Thanks again, wish me luck!


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