jalmz — 2011-06-26T23:41:05-04:00 — #1
I'm having a problem on how to fix the width of FB Recommendations plugin. For Example my plugin width is 250px. It works on IE 8 and above, Firefox and Google Chrome.
But when i view my site in IE 6 the width is 300px.
<script src="http://connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1"></script><fb:recommendations site="mysite.com" width="250" height="300" header="true" font="" border_color=""></fb:recommendations>
How to fix this problem? thanks
paulob — 2011-06-27T06:39:24-04:00 — #2
Hi Welcome to sitepoint
Do you have a link to the page exhibiting the problem?
The snippet you posted above renders as 250px for me in IE6 so there must be an issue somewhere else I would expect.
paulob — 2011-06-27T08:11:28-04:00 — #3
This is what I'm seeing in IE6 and looks much the same as Firefox. Where do you see the issue? Have you got a screenshot showing the problem more clearly.
I don't believe Facebook supports IE6 any more anyway so there may be an issue with their code but as I say I can't see the problem you mention anyway.
(Note: link was received via PM for anyone following this thread and wondering where the screenshot came from)
jalmz — 2011-06-27T08:27:40-04:00 — #4
I see this issue using IE NetRenderer - Browser Compatibility Check - IE6
The issue is the facebook code..
<fb:recommendations site="mysite.com" width="250" height="300" header="true" font="" border_color="">
even I set the width 250px to 200px or 100px. when i view it in NetRenderer IE6. the size is 300px...
paulob — 2011-06-27T08:48:45-04:00 — #5
You'll need to test on a real IE6 or use ietester as I doubt those rendering sites are accurate and I guess they don't handle the iframes within the plugins correctly either.
The image I showed you came from IE6tester earlier and shows the plugiun working. However, I just tried to have another look and both ietester and netrendrer refuse to load that page in IE6 so I can't double check.
jalmz — 2011-06-27T09:20:57-04:00 — #6
so what is the best thing to do? what is the most accurate tools to test?
What about you, are you still supporting IE6 in your sites?
paulob — 2011-06-27T10:59:47-04:00 — #7
I use IE8 for real on this computer and IE9 on another computer. For Ie7 I do have a laptop running IE7 but I tend to still use IEtester. Facebook doesn't support IE6 I believe anyway but I usually add ie6 support albeit with a limited experience in some cases.
jalmz — 2011-06-29T05:53:23-04:00 — #8
True you are correct. I tested my site on a IE6 in my xp.. and it works.. Thank you for the tips. =)
jackburd — 2011-06-29T11:22:24-04:00 — #9
facebook does not support IE6 anymore. forget about that browser.
jalmz — 2011-06-29T11:25:01-04:00 — #10
maybe Google plus will support it