[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress] #3595: Menu still not working with 1.5 and IE7

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#3595: Menu still not working with 1.5 and IE7
 Reporter:  blogsterfiles  |       Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)   |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal         |   Milestone:  1.5.1
Component:  Theme          |     Version:  1.5
 Severity:  major          |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  has-patch      |

Comment (by boonebgorges):

 Oh, cool. I have tested 01.patch on a slew of browsers and it all looks
 good to me.

 Not sure what to say about the #navigation height issue. I'm sure it will
 affect at least some child themes. The change means that the vertical
 space between the tabs and the search box is dictated by the height of the
 #navigation element rather than the top margin on #nav (you can change
 40px to whatever you want since it's now absolutely positioned). That
 seems like a pretty significant change the way that the layout is
 determined. And the switch to absolute positioning seems like a change for
 the worse.

 So. A couple questions.
 - How committed are we to IE7 support? Enough to make a significant CSS
 change mid-cycle, just to support it?
 - Are there other approaches? Seems like the root of the problem is
 display: inline-block on #nav li, which IE7 doesn't know what to do with.
 It's possible that we could work around this with some browser hacks in
 our existing stylesheet (see eg http://grasshopperpebbles.com/css/css-
 inline-block-ie7-hack/), or with a conditionally loaded < IE7 stylesheet.
 Both of these options are icky in themselves, of course, but is it worth
 considering the trade-offs?
 - Am I overreacting to r-a-y's proposed change? I'm not much of a front-
 end guy, maybe I'm making a mountain out of a molehill and we should just
 go with his proposal :)

Ticket URL: <https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3595#comment:14>
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