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#4350 closed bug (fixed)

Opened March 16, 2009 06:46PM UTC

Closed February 23, 2010 02:39AM UTC

Last modified March 15, 2010 01:41PM UTC

Dialog: No Scrollbars in IE in Quirksmode

Reported by: qwerty Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone: 1.8
Component: ui.dialog Version: 1.7
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

Scroll bars do not show up in IE6 when the contents of a Dialog extend beyond the size of a dialog.

Firefox 3.0.7 displays scrollbars more appropriately (resize indicator overlaps with scrollbar)

Attachments (1)
  • iedialog.html (0.8 KB) - added by sdavis June 19, 2009 02:08PM UTC.

    Test html/jquery js to show dialog scrollbar issue in IE 6,7,8

Change History (9)

Changed May 07, 2009 10:06AM UTC by jzaefferer comment:1

milestone: TBD1.7.2

Changed May 07, 2009 01:34PM UTC by jzaefferer comment:2


Changed June 19, 2009 02:12PM UTC by sdavis comment:3

This affects IE 7 and 8 as well. I have attached a very simple test html file that demonstrates the issue. I am going to try and fix this as I need it to work for a client project. I will submit a patch back to dev mailing list if I get it to work.

Changed June 23, 2009 03:08PM UTC by sdavis comment:4

I have looked into this and this is related to how IE compute offsetHeight in quirks mode. When the dialog _size() method is called the nonContentHeight is computed using the jQuery.css method which for some reason does a jQuery.swap with a set of properties on the dialog element. One of the properties is display:"block". When that gets set on the element and the IE browser is not in strict mode then the elem.offsetHeight returns a very large value (in my case 478 instead of ~70 for strict mode). This link may help

I don't have enough knowledge of css and the jQuery design architecture to understand the ramifications of possible changes so I am not going to try and fix this for quirks mode. I will just set my DOCTYPE to strict for a work around but I wanted to throw this out in case it helps one of the core developers get a jump on this issue.

Changed July 24, 2009 02:08AM UTC by scottgonzalez comment:5

summary: No Scrollbars in IE6No Scrollbars in IE in Quirksmode

Changed September 12, 2009 06:15PM UTC by dluk comment:6

For those, who cannot wait till this bug will be fixed (like me). Try to add this hack to the end of the _size() function:

if ($.browser.msie && $.browser.version < 7) {

this.element.css("width", this.uiDialog.width() - 28);


It's working for me in IE6 (I don't use quirks mode in IE7-8).

Unfortunately I don't know jQuery internals well enough to provide proper fix for this issue.

Changed February 22, 2010 05:37PM UTC by btburnett3 comment:7

Problem is that the attempt to measure non-content height doesn't work in IE quirks mode because setting the content height to 0 is ignored. Fixed in r3838 by hiding content instead.

Changed February 23, 2010 02:39AM UTC by scottgonzalez comment:8

resolution: → fixed
status: newclosed

Changed March 15, 2010 01:41PM UTC by rdworth comment:9

summary: No Scrollbars in IE in QuirksmodeDialog: No Scrollbars in IE in Quirksmode