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#2618 closed bug (wontfix)

Opened March 29, 2008 06:39PM UTC

Closed April 22, 2008 01:29AM UTC

Draggable offset is incorrect in IE6 (in quirksmode)

Reported by: jdarren Owned by: brandon
Priority: major Milestone: 1.2.4
Component: ui Version: 1.2.3
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

When rendering in IE6 (in quirksmode) the draggable offset is sometimes

off by the amount of the document's scrollTop. It seems to be related to the

use of the 'scroll=true' draggable option. See this thread for more context

Also, the issue can be demonstrated here:

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Changed April 01, 2008 02:53AM UTC by jdarren comment:1

don't want to pester, but does anyone have a sense for when this bug will be reviewed/addressed? If someone could post a patch or work-around that would be really great. I'm quickly approaching a code-freeze and this bug is a big-time show stopper for me.


Changed April 01, 2008 06:47PM UTC by paul comment:2

owner: paulbraeker

Changed April 10, 2008 12:25AM UTC by jdarren comment:3

After doing more research it seems this issue lies in the realm of the

jQuery offset() method. But what's odd about it is that the doc's for

this method say:

"Get the current offset of the first matched element relative to the viewport."

... which is more or less what offset() is doing for IE in quirksmode. (rather

than relative to the document). So it begs the question, is the offset() method

actually behaving correctly for IE in quirksmode and incorrectly for all other

browsers, or are the docs wrong?

Changed April 16, 2008 07:28AM UTC by paul comment:4

The docs are wrong in this case - the offset method does include the scroll ofssets, meaning it should return the absolute position of the element in that page, including all offsets.

Changed April 16, 2008 08:26AM UTC by paul comment:5

owner: braekerpaul
status: newassigned

Changed April 17, 2008 11:47AM UTC by paul comment:6

owner: paulbrandon
status: assignednew

Changed April 22, 2008 01:29AM UTC by brandon comment:7

resolution: → wontfix
status: newclosed

The issue arrises when you zero-out the html border ... usually from using a CSS reset framework. This offset is usually represented by the clientLeft/Top properties but IE6 and 7 in quirksmode do not reflect the zero'd out border. If you're app is still in quirks mode simply add 2 px to the offset values found in IE. Annoying yes but such is IE and quirks mode.

This workaround isn't going into the core because we do not officially support quirks mode and are keeping offset as slim as possible for performance and maintenance concerns.