AutoSuggest Styling not working in IE

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23 Jun, 2010 11:49 PM

I've downloaded your latest autoSuggest zip from your website. Everything works and looks great in FF and Chrome. IE works, but looks terrible. I've simplified it to this basic HTML.:

AutoSuggest Test

  1. 1 Posted by conklirb on 23 Jun, 2010 11:55 PM

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    Sorry, didn't indent the code, here it is:

    <link rel=stylesheet href='/css/autoSuggest.css' type='text/css'> 
    <script type='text/javascript' src='/js/jquery-1.3.2.min.js'></script>
    <script type='text/javascript' src='/js/jquery.autoSuggest.js'></script> 
    <script type='text/javascript'> 
    $(function() {
      $("[class*='autoS']").each(function() {
        var myJSONObj = eval('{items: [' + $(this).attr('value') + ']};');
        $(this).autoSuggest($(this).attr('AJAXURL'), {
          preFill: myJSONObj,
          selectedItemProp: "name",
          searchObjProps: "name",
          minChars: 2,
          asHtmlID: $(this).attr('class')
    <input name=test class='autoS' AJAXURL=../cgi-ldap/AULJ.cgi value='{ name: "conklin, robert b.", value: "12"}'>
  2. conklirb closed this discussion on 24 Jun, 2010 04:08 PM.

  3. conklirb re-opened this discussion on 24 Jun, 2010 04:08 PM

  4. 2 Posted by Peter Donker on 06 Sep, 2010 12:58 PM

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    Did anyone resolve this yet? I'm seeing the same thing.


  5. 3 Posted by Eduo on 08 Feb, 2011 08:59 AM

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    Has anyone found a fix for this?

  6. 4 Posted by conklirb on 08 Feb, 2011 11:23 AM

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    I never got a response from Drew on this...

  7. 5 Posted by AdamElevate on 11 May, 2011 09:52 PM

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    I figured it out....
    you'll need to change line 341 in the function add_selected_item

    This will wrap the inside text in a span, leaving free text next to a floated item is not good for ie. Then you need to change the css on 2 things: {float: left;} and span {float left}

    and bam you got a fix. Haven't tested in it in all browsers but ie 7/8 and Chrome work.

  8. 6 Posted by conklirb on 20 Jun, 2011 08:23 PM

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    Implemented your suggestions, and although it looks better, still isn't quite right. The elements do not stay in the input element. Once again, Chrome and FF are perfect. I'm using IE v8.0.6001... please see attached.

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