Second Site News #027

26 January 2007

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Second Site Version 1.9 (Build 13) Released

This is a maintenance release that includes a couple new features and fixes some issues discovered since the last release. Please see the Change Log for details.

utf-8

Some users publish their sites on servers that assume that pages have been written in the utf-8 format. This caused problems where question marks and other unwanted characters appeared in the output. Second Site now includes support for utf-8 format pages, and so those users can avoid the problem with those web hosts. See HTML Character Set.

Internet Explorer 7

People using Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) reported a problem where exhibit images were not formatted properly when pages were viewed in that browser. As a result, I changed the image_page_template.htm file in all Themes. As shown below, the width parameter was moved from the inner DIV to the outer DIV:

Old

<DIV CLASS=id><%=Wrapper("<DIV CLASS=ic STYLE=""width: " & _
Exhibit.Width & "px;"">", Exhibit.Caption, _
"</DIV>")%><%=Exhibit.ImageTag%><%=Exhibit.Text%></DIV>

New

<DIV CLASS=id STYLE="width: <%=Exhibit.Width%>px;"><%=Wrapper("<DIV CLASS=ic>", _
Exhibit.Caption, "</DIV>")%><%=Exhibit.ImageTag%><%=Exhibit.Text%></DIV>

I removed the following line from site.sss in all Themes:

StyleOutput " display: table; width: 0px;"

Carla Graphics Theme and Generic Graphics Theme

The Carla Graphics Theme and Generic Graphics Theme required further changes for IE7. I removed the following line in the "#border" style:

StyleOutput " height:expression(""100%"");" ' only for IE '

I added the following lines in scripts.ssi in the Carla Graphics Theme and Generic Graphics Theme:

Page.LineOut " <!--[if lte IE 6]>"
Page.LineOut "  <style type=""text/css"">@import url(ie5and6.css);</style>"
Page.LineOut " <![endif]-->"

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