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Don Gingold
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Internet Explorer 10 causes menu problems

Thank Goodness we use DotNetNuke!

We found some of our menus missing. What's worse: they were missing on some of our client's websites. The culprit? Microsoft! Internet Explorer version 10 interprets some HTML and Javascript differently than its previous versions and for that matter differently than any other browser (what else is new?) including some code necessary to display the menu systems of some of our clients. This news would have been devastating to other web developers who code pages by hand or use older technology, but we use DotNetNuke. It didn't eliminate the problem, but it certainly minimized it.

A client whose site exhibited the symptoms of the Microsoft problem asked why DNN didn't protect her from it. I was able to sing DNN's praises to her ...

"Software changes never stop. Or else we'd still be using Word Perfect on an IBM PC and a monochrome monitor. In a sense, we're all trying to keep up. Sprocket's goal has always been to keep up, even stay ahead, at minimum cost.

We went with DNN to LIMIT problems, NOT to avoid them, because we can't ever completely avoid them.

As for this Microsoft problem, lots of custom-coded websites regardless of using PHP or Cold Fusion or any other language are seeing the impact, and because many of them are not modular, they'll have to go through each page of their website and make corrections. That can cost thousands of dollars.

For us, because we chose DNN, we just pull out the old menu module and insert a new menu module. Granted, it's minor surgery instead of major surgery but it's surgery nonetheless and it takes a little time. But an hour's time to make a correction that others are taking days to fix tells me we made a smart decision to go with DNN.

We're very happy to have chosen DotNetNuke as our platform to provide powerful websites to our many customers at reasonable prices, just like we did for this one. We know DotNetNuke Corporation is selling versions of their software to make money for their stakeholders and applaud them for continuing to spend resources to support the Community Edition.

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Co-Founder and Managing Director of Sprocket Websites, Inc.; Co-Founder Chicago Area DotNetNuke User Group

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2 comments on article "Internet Explorer 10 causes menu problems"

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Donna Turnbow

I have had internet for two years through sprocket and one year was out in the country where mist people couldn't get service. A little over a year agp I moved into town and have been able to have Netflix with my Wifi. About a week ago my wifi got to where It won't pick up signal or only sporadically. I too it to the spocket stoor and they did something to it checked it and it worked in the store. Got itback home and it won't pick up your signal right in town. Are you having problems with your signal strength ? That seems to be what my problem is. Until this week I have had no problems. My Email address is from Mcalester Oklahoma Thank you , Donna Turnbow

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Don Gingold

HI Donna, I'm afraid you have us confused with another company. We don't offer internet service or wifi - we build websites. Perhaps there's a company similarly named near you? We hope you work out your technical difficulties. - Don.

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