DD-WRT Web GUI and IE7 Public Beta

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by dellsweig, Feb 5, 2006.

  1. dellsweig

    dellsweig Network Guru Member

    It would seem there is an issue with the DD-WRT web GUI and the public BETA release of IE7.

    I have opened a bugtrak issue on this and was blasted - it would seem folks are quick to say must be a IE7 issue.

    Maybe so - BUT before we start fingerpointing lets identify what is not working

    My challange is to the web coding experts out there. Please identify WHAT IE7 is not handling correctly in the DD-WRT web interface so either

    1) I can open a bug report with Microsoft
    2) The DD-WRT development team can code a fix

    Having used the IE7 beta (and earlier beta's) I would say its here to stay. Works pretty good - it will win a few users over.

    Problems are limited to color based styles (cyan, blue, green, red, yellow)

    All other styles work fine (kromo, brainslayer, xrian, wikar)
  2. Lazybones

    Lazybones Network Guru Member

    I believe it is an IE 7 rendering bug.. I have talked to a few people using it and they say it fails to render several sites they normaly use.
  3. dellsweig

    dellsweig Network Guru Member


    It looks like this is back alive again.

    I have noticed on the Microsft Beta Forums some discussion of the DD-WRT CSS problem. A ticket on bugtrak 0000860 has once again been opened and this time one of the CSS experts out there has identified the problem and is working on a solution.

    From: http://webstandards.org/buzz/archive/2005_12.html [^]

    Star HTML and Microsoft IE7
    Chris Wilson, Group Program Manager for IE Platform and Security at Microsoft, and Position is Everything's Big John Gallant have been having a conversation about * html in Microsoft's upcoming Internet Explorer 7 for Windows (IE7). Wilson has been encouraging CSS designers and developers to repair any bug-specific hacks for several months now. Gallant remains unconvinced the solution is that easy and is afraid countless, unpaid hours of repair work will wind up on the shoulders of those designers and developers who have employed * html related hacks in their designs

    Another Excellent outlook:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2005/07/29/445242.aspx [^]

    Hopefully, one of the CSS experts out here in the community will come up with a fix

    Note: If you look in common.css on the DD-WRT, you will see the "* html" syntax/hack used in a few places.
  4. dellsweig

    dellsweig Network Guru Member

    Posted on behalf of Guily Spark from the bugtrak log for this issue:

    Hm... I think I have it:
    http://www.stud.uni-karlsruhe.de/~uuhp/dd-wrt/ie7/router.html [^]

    But it requires some changes on every webpage. I will do this tomorrow.
    The most difficult problem: I've included a special ie css file with conditional comments (look at the html: <!--[if IE]> ....). I'm afraid I will destroy the other styles, if I hardcopy this statement into the webpages.

    A solution: use the nvram value "router style" without ".css" and link to "style.css" and "style_ie.css" in the selected style folder. Any better ideas?
  5. dellsweig

    dellsweig Network Guru Member

    Does anyone know if this proposed solution has been presented to the DD-WRT development team??
  6. BrainSlayer

    BrainSlayer Network Guru Member

    sure it has
  7. dellsweig

    dellsweig Network Guru Member

    If you need a tester, I have been using IE7 since Beta Vista and on XP Pro as public Beta as well. I have been very happy with it and have needed very few work-arounds. I will be very happy to repturn to my 'cyan' styles in DD-WRT when this fix gets incorporated in the build
  8. dellsweig

    dellsweig Network Guru Member

    Great News

    It looks like the IE7 fixes have been included in the current SP1 Beta build of V23.
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