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#8542 closed defect (bug) (wontfix)

Transparency of navigation menu images in IE6

Reported by: johnhennmacc Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: UI Keywords: has-patch
Focuses: Cc:

Description

I see that the favourites menu has had a GIF's replacing PNG's for greater browser support. What about doing the same for the images gracing the navigation menus? It would add extra polish for IE6 and follow on from the the favourites menu changes.

Attachments (4)

navbarIE6.png (8.4 KB) - added by johnhennmacc 6 years ago.
Folded navigation menu as seen in IE6
8542.diff (12.0 KB) - added by vladimir_kolesnikov 6 years ago.
IE6 sucks, but nevertheless…
menu.gif (4.6 KB) - added by vladimir_kolesnikov 6 years ago.
menu-vs.gif (5.1 KB) - added by vladimir_kolesnikov 6 years ago.

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Change History (8)

johnhennmacc6 years ago

Folded navigation menu as seen in IE6

vladimir_kolesnikov6 years ago

IE6 sucks, but nevertheless...

vladimir_kolesnikov6 years ago

vladimir_kolesnikov6 years ago

comment:1 vladimir_kolesnikov6 years ago

  • Keywords has-patch added

comment:2 follow-up: azaozz6 years ago

  • Milestone 2.7 deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Version 2.7 deleted

Unfortunately GIFs support only 256 colors which is not enough for the nice menu icons. As far as I remember there's a patch for IE6 to make it handle transparent PNGs so if somebody is stuck with it (IE6 has been "dead" for some years now), at least they can patch that.

comment:3 in reply to: ↑ 2 ; follow-up: vladimir_kolesnikov6 years ago

Replying to azaozz:

Unfortunately GIFs support only 256 colors which is not enough for the nice menu icons. As far as I remember there's a patch for IE6 to make it handle transparent PNGs so if somebody is stuck with it (IE6 has been "dead" for some years now), at least they can patch that.

PNG images for menus are 8-bit; 28=256 => PNG to GIF conversion should be lossless.

comment:4 in reply to: ↑ 3 ydekproductions6 years ago

Replying to vladimir_kolesnikov:

Replying to azaozz:

Unfortunately GIFs support only 256 colors which is not enough for the nice menu icons. As far as I remember there's a patch for IE6 to make it handle transparent PNGs so if somebody is stuck with it (IE6 has been "dead" for some years now), at least they can patch that.

PNG images for menus are 8-bit; 28=256 => PNG to GIF conversion should be lossless.

Transparent PNGs are 24-bit. :)

And the IE6 PNG fix will not work for this situation. The AlphaImageLoader object does not work with a background-position other than top left. It just fails miserably.

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