[jifty-devel] Autocompleter and absolute positioning errors

Andrew Hanenkamp sterling at hanenkamp.com
Mon Apr 21 18:05:08 EDT 2008

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On Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 4:58 PM, Andrew Hanenkamp <sterling at hanenkamp.com>

> I'm working on upgrading my app to run on the very latest Jifty since the
> jQuery update. Things are going great and I appreciate all the work that has
> gone in to make this work well. The one problem I ran into was with the
> autocompleter acting odd. I posted this link to the IRC channel earlier to
> demonstrate the issue:
> http://www.grabup.com/uploads/918c84302ffbfe61eb1ba3a0e5d3450d.png
> The problem is that our application uses "position:relative" to fix some
> rendering issues with our template in IE6 and IE7. The Interface iAuto
> plugin to jQuery, however, does not take this into account while calculating
> the values for the "top" and "left" parameters. Thus, the autocompleter is
> shifted over and down the same amount as the main content of the page is
> shifted over by the border and down by the header.
> I have attached a patch that corrects the problem. However, it relies upon
> the jquery.dimensions.js plugin (which I have already included in my
> application because I also use the ui.accordion.js plugin for jQuery).
> Here's a link for the Dimensions plugin:
> http://brandonaaron.net/docs/dimensions/
> You can find the description for the position() method from the API tab on
> that page. I'm posting this to the list in hopes we can come up with a fix
> for this that will make everyone happy. In the meantime, I've embedded the
> patched iautocomplete.js in my application.
> Cheers,
> Sterling
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