[OpenLayers-Dev] text labels in IE8

Mike Adair madair at dmsolutions.ca
Mon May 4 11:20:18 EDT 2009

Yes, I'm testing against trunk (and also the OL2.8 branch).  When I was 
doing these tests, the compressed file coming from openlayers/dev/ had a 
revision tag of 9309 in it, which is just before the 2.8 RC1 release I 

Testing again this morning I found that when the example is served from 
my local MS4W Apache, it is working correctly, but served from a local 
Oracle Application Server instance the labels are placed incorrectly.   
I'll investigate that further.


Christopher Schmidt wrote:
> On Mon, May 04, 2009 at 10:19:01AM -0400, Julien-Samuel Lacroix wrote:
>> 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 
>> release?
> That is built from SVN every time a new checkin is made.
>> Do you use trunk or a sandbox?
> Since he's said he's using /dev/, he's using trunk.
> -- Chris
>> Julien
>> [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
>> Mapgears
>> http://www.mapgears.com/
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