Problems with Porta albums on Firefox 1.5

The short version
Simpleviewer albums generated with Porta v0.92 (or older) will not render correctly in the Firefox v1.5 browser. You can either regenerate the albums using Porta v0.94 or newer, or manually edit their doctype from xhtml to html to solve the problem.

The problem

With the introduction of Firefox v1.5 (2005-11-29) rendering behaves slightly different causing Porta albums using the SimpleViewer to look like

instead of .

This issue pertains only to Simpleviewer albums. Normal HTML-based Porta albums are not affected.

Solution I

Download Porta v.94 or newer and regenerate the albums by using the edit feature. Either right-click on your album folders and choose the menu item "Make/Edit Porta Album", or start Porta and locate the album folder. Then simply click "Start" and upload the albums once again to your web server.

Solution II

If you are comfortable editing HTML files, this solution is much faster than the previous. Open the file "index.html" in each album. Change the line:
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">    
to
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
That's it.

Best regards,
Mikkel B. Stegmann, 2005-12-02

 


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