[OpenLayers-Dev] text labels in IE8

Julien-Samuel Lacroix jlacroix at mapgears.com
Mon May 4 10:19:01 EDT 2009

It would help to know where the files are coming from.

Is the compressed file on openlayers.org [1] built from SVN or from a 

Do you use trunk or a sandbox?


[1] http://openlayers.org/dev/OpenLayers.js

Mike Adair wrote:
> So I've been banging my head on IE for long enough on this, I'd like to 
> know if anyone else has any ideas...
> I'm trying to get the new vector labeling working in IE8 and to figure 
> out why it's not working locally.  All test cases are in IE8 
> compatibility mode, Quirks mode.
> If I go to the examples page at: 
> http://openlayers.org/dev/examples/vector-features-with-text.html  it 
> works without a problem, labels show up aligned with the vector features.
> If I load the example served from my local machine (from an MS4W 
> instance), the labels all appear in the top-left corner. (both default 
> single-file build and loading individual files)
> If I load the example served from my local machine  but with the 
> OpenLayers single file build at http://openlayers.org/dev/OpenLayers.js 
> it works properly.
> Doing a diff on the generated VML shows that for the one that works, the 
> <ovl:textbox> node has extra style properties of:
> "MARGIN-TOP: 88.875pt; MARGIN-LEFT: 141.375pt; TOP: auto; LEFT: auto"
> which appears to make the labels show up in the correct place.  I've 
> searched the WML renderer code and I can't find anywhere that is adding 
> those properties
> So I guess the questions are:
> - what's the difference between a local single file build and the one 
> server from openlayer.org?
> - anyone know what is adding those extra style properties?
> Thanks for any pointers,
> Mike

Julien-Samuel Lacroix

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