published by O'Reilly and it does not mention anything in there about
any problems with IE. Does anyone know a way around this?
I'm not really experienced with IE 6 but that sounds like some internal buffer cut off in IE for me. How about putting the warning inside an invisible div instead and showing it when the user clicks the button?
In any case it would propably help if you posted a bit of the code. Is that possible?
It's very simple.
The prompt box in IE does not support more than two lines.
This bug persists in IE7 and instantly disqualifies any claim that IE7 is "rewritten from scratch" (though I'm not sure how proliferate that claim is)
It persists, because nobody uses prompt boxes, I think. I also think the way they look is reason enough not to use them.
Instead of having people type "CONFIRM", have you thought of using the confirm() dialog?
My guess is he doesn't want to use the confirm() dialog because most people are stupid and will immediately click OK without reading, and then later complain to the helpdesk or whomever that their account has been locked.
I second the motion for using a DIV type pseudo-popup.
I'm not really experienced with IE 6 but that sounds like some internal buffer cut off in IE for me.
It's not a buffer cutoff. The cuttoff is visual. You can still see the top pixels of the third line. They just never made that text area scalable.
Thanks for the replies. I figured it was a problem with IE but I wanted a second opinion. I did not use confirm() because as someone else posted I did not want
someone just to click through it and then complain to the help desk. I like the idea of using the DIV tags and I will give that a shot.