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IE Conditional Selectors Problem

edited February 2007 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
Hi, I'm a newbie to Vanilla and CSS and am having trouble getting IE to see its own stylesheet (i'm using IE7, haven't tested in IE6). I've tried a couple of things. 1. I installed the Custom Styles extension, but get this error: A fatal, non-recoverable error has occurred Technical information (for support personel): Error Message An error occurred while attempting to retrieve styles. Affected Elements StyleManager.GetStylesForSelectList(); The error occurred on or near: Unknown column 'u.Name' in 'field list' For additional support documentation, visit the Lussumo Documentation website at: lussumo.com/docs 2. I've tried the underscore hack and star hack, but that doesn't seem to work with IE7 3. I've tried to call the stylesheet from head.php with this: <!--[if IE]> <link rel="stylesheet" href="ie.css" type="text/css" media="screen" /> <![endif]--> First time i tried this, i had a parse error, so I moved it to look like this, but I don't think it did anything... $HeadString .= ' <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="'.$StyleSheet['Sheet'].'"'.($StyleSheet['Media'] == ''?'':' media="'.$StyleSheet['Media'].'"').' /> <!--[if IE]> <link rel="stylesheet" href="ie.css" type="text/css" media="screen" /> <![endif]-->'; I don't know much about PHP, so if this (option 3) is the way to go, what am I doing wrong? Also, my xhtml isn't completely valid, but my Wordpress version is working fine. Thanks :)


  • You do have styles, don't you?
  • P.S. Html formatting and <code></code> tags make life a lot easier for people trying to help you :)

    I've used conditional comments in my JQThickBox extension, but it's a hell of a lot simpler than what you have above. Does it need to be that complicated?
  • jimw - i've built a theme and style according to these instructions. There are a few things not displaying properly in IE, therefore i need it to somehow call the IE stylesheet from the head whenever the user is in IE.

    [-Stash-] - that's basically what I want to do, however your method is for an extension and using the $Head->AddString throws a parse error when I incorporate that into the actual head.php file. Am I supposed to do something like change the above code to $HeadArray?? I seriously have no idea about PHP, but am just guessing based on what I've seen so far...

    Thanks :)
  • Sorry, didn't realise it was for a theme or that it was different for themes than extensions. Unfortunately I have n experience with themes so far, so you'd be better off with a response from Jazzman...
  • t'sall good :)

    i've had someone look at it and it's working now :)
  • Would you mind posting the solution please? I'm sure it will help others in the future when they come up against this problem and search the forum, thanks ;)
  • Sorry for the delay...

    the answer is actually really easy - just add $HeadString .=' to the string, after the } on the previous string, so...

    $HeadString .=' <!--[if lte IE 7]><link rel="stylesheet" href="'.$this->Context-> StyleUrl.'ie.css" type="text/css" media="screen" /><![endif]-->'; }
  • Cheers for that :) *bookmarked*
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