July 2, 2004

Highlighting Text in IE 6 Now Available Here

Thanks to a heads up from Nick, we have modified our site so that it will allow highlighting text so it can be copied and pasted. All browsers allowed this highlighting functionality, except for IE 6 on Windows, which had a bug that blocked proper functionality.

It took a little bit of digging to sort out the problem. The problem was a result of using absolute positioning in the CSS. Once we changed the positioning from absolute to static everything was fine. Fortunately, we did not need to be using absolute for layout as this was the wrapper for the main content under the menu. This is a foolish bug to have in a browser and to have go unfixed (although minor compared to the severe security holes that are pervasive in the same browser).

Now our content here can be highlighted in all modern browsers to ease reading or copy and pasting. This important so that we may help others grab information for their Personal InfoCloud and reuse the information to help purposes.

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