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Old 12-08-2008, 10:35 AM   #1
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Firefox issue--flash + drop-down menus


I did find one relevant (older) thread:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...irefox-478410/

I have a dialog going with both BestBuy and Circuit City about problems with their web sites. In both cases, the issue appears to be Flash content which hides drop-down menus.

Does anyone have any current knowledge as to whether this might actually be a Firefox bug? Or just Firefox not totally following the standards?

BestBuy is now claiming that they do support Firefox, but the latest e-mail suggests that I "adjust my browser settings" of maybe "disable cookies". I'm still digesting this advice and deciding how to respond.

Circuit City is--so far--silent.
 
Old 12-08-2008, 06:06 PM   #2
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I have had the same trouble with numerous web sites including the ones that you listed.

I tried both Firefox 3.0.4 and Internet Explorer 7 under XP Pro. There is no problem with pop down menus hidden behind the Flash content. So that of course means that it is not a Firefox problem.

 
Old 12-08-2008, 06:17 PM   #3
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Does anyone have any current knowledge as to whether this might actually be a Firefox bug? Or just Firefox not totally following the standards?
I remember that some time ago I participated in a thread which asked the exact same question about Flash content which hides drop-down menus. Somebody on that thread said that this problem had been reported to Firefox as a bug. Firefox's reply to the bug report was that Firefox was following the standards, the web site was not, and it was therefore not a Firefox bug. (My contribution to the thread was to try the web site with a Firefox browser which did not have the Flash plug-in installed. I did not have any trouble accessing the drop down menu.)

Apparently the non-standard coding will work on IE.

Your reply from Best Buy seems to support what I remember because Best Buy did not reply that their code is standards compliant and therefore Firefox must have a bug.

So if you intend to put some effort into this problem I suggest that you could look through Firefox's bugzilla to see if you can find the bug report and Firefox's response.

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Old 12-09-2008, 07:03 AM   #4
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I have had the same trouble with numerous web sites including the ones that you listed.

I tried both Firefox 3.0.4 and Internet Explorer 7 under XP Pro. There is no problem with pop down menus hidden behind the Flash content. So that of course means that it is not a Firefox problem.

I'm not following this. Did the BestBuy site malfunction with IE? If not, what is your logic for why it's not a FF issue?
 
Old 12-09-2008, 07:11 AM   #5
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I have a dialog going with both BestBuy and Circuit City about problems with their web sites. In both cases, the issue appears to be Flash content which hides drop-down menus.

Does anyone have any current knowledge as to whether this might actually be a Firefox bug? Or just Firefox not totally following the standards?
Had same problem with many websites including www.nvidia.com.
Not sure whose bug it is.
Never looked for solution, because in all those situations flash wasn't required to use website, so I just used opera.
 
Old 12-09-2008, 07:26 AM   #6
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Just tried the sites in firefox.

I get no menu's covering the flash media displayed on the pages running Firefox 3.0.4 with flash. Interesting problem and am wondering if its distro related or install related. Works fine in vist 64, Kubuntu (on my systems).
 
Old 12-09-2008, 07:30 AM   #7
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I'm not following this. Did the BestBuy site malfunction with IE? If not, what is your logic for why it's not a FF issue?
Both web sites worked properly under both FF and IE7 using XP + Adobe Flash for Windows. So I figured that it is something to do with the Linux environment. I was thinking it could be an X issue or a Flash for Linux issue.

I see where your question comes from though. It could be the Linux version of FF.

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Old 12-09-2008, 07:55 AM   #8
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I get no menu's covering the flash media displayed on the pages running Firefox 3.0.4 with flash. Interesting problem and am wondering if its distro related or install related. Works fine in vist 64, Kubuntu (on my systems).
The issue is the opposite---the Flash content hides the drop-down menus.

The responses so far seem to indicate that there is some non-standard way of coding that works on IE, and MAYBE works on FF. This one may be hard to track down.....
 
Old 12-09-2008, 08:18 AM   #9
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Ahh..

Still not having any problems with them but now that I think of it I did before. Dunno if this works for anyone else but I installed the download file from adobe over the repository install to get a multitude of flash problems I was having fixed. Dunno if it works for everybody though but might be worth trying.
 
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\The responses so far seem to indicate that there is some non-standard way of coding that works on IE, and MAYBE works on FF.
Microsoft has written IE to allow lazy coding, and designers still fail to test each of the major browsers. A web designer should know how to be standards compliant, else they should be on the street.
 
  


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