In-Line editor appears wrong in IE 8.001 Does anybody experience same problems? Is there solution for this?

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  • I just tried this in IE9 under Compatibility Mode and you get nothing at all (well, the vote control is there.) – Grant Thomas Jul 12 '11 at 12:15
  • I can reproduce this in IE7 mode, but not in IE8 mode -- are you sure you're not running in compat mode? – balpha Jul 12 '11 at 12:40
  • When I turn compability mode on, nothing shows (blank field instead of post edit) – genesis Jul 12 '11 at 12:42
  • ah, you're right; never mind – balpha Jul 12 '11 at 12:46
  • I have this issue on IE8 as well. I'm noting that it only happens on answers, not the question itself. To get around this until it gets fixed, I'm just using the normal edit interface (hold Shift when clicking edit). – Grace Note Jul 12 '11 at 13:04

We were adding a <div> directly to a <tr>. IE doesn't like that; the other browsers didn't care too much.

I guess we can't blame IE this time; this was plain wrong.

Fixed now.

  • If this was the case, why did it only affect answers? Is the logic different between answer and question? Perhaps, to account for tags/title? – Grace Note Jul 12 '11 at 13:18
  • @GraceNote: I haven't checked; when you create invalid HTML, all bets are off (and in IE7 mode, it actually did break for questions as well). – balpha Jul 12 '11 at 13:27
  • @balpha: Also, is there reason not to allow in-line editing in meta.SO ? – genesis Jul 12 '11 at 15:56
  • @genesis: Inline editing is allowed here. You just don't have editing privileges here. – balpha Jul 12 '11 at 17:04

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