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Old 09-21-2010, 04:20 AM   #1
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Default Spry Menu Bar Vertical - IE 8 & 9

I've got a problem with IE 8 & 9 (and also probably 7 & 6) using a Spry Menu Bar Vertical. I've identified that when I take out "background-color" from "ul.MenuBarVertical a":
ul.MenuBarVertical a
	display: block;
	cursor: pointer;
	background-color: #EEE;
	padding: 0.5em 0.75em;
	color: #333;
	text-decoration: none;
and take out "background-color" from:
/* HACK FOR IE: to make sure the sub menus show above form controls, we underlay each submenu with an iframe */
ul.MenuBarVertical iframe
	position: absolute;
	z-index: 1010;
/* HACK FOR IE: to stabilize appearance of menu items; the slash in float is to keep IE 5.0 from parsing */
@media screen, projection
	ul.MenuBarVertical li.MenuBarItemIE
		display: inline;
		f\loat: left;
		background: #FFF;
Internet Explorer shows a white box with 'false' in the corner on all submenus. I'm at wits end. I don't want a background color on the menu bar. Is this possible in IE? I tried just deleting the hack for IE (I don't care about people below IE 7), but that didn't work either.

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Old 09-21-2010, 04:56 AM   #2
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Can't you use transparent for the background color property?
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Old 09-21-2010, 06:24 AM   #3
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background: transparent; does not work. Thanks for the quick reply.
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Old 09-21-2010, 06:54 AM   #4
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hm got this from sitepoint but havent tried it
background-color: { color | transparent | inherit } ; comes with the warning might be buggy in ie7 and below
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