Posted about 6 years ago. Visible to the public. Repeats. Linked content.

CSS: Opacity is not inherited in Internet Explorer

Non-static elements will not inherit their parent's opacity in IE for no good reason. This can lead to unexpected behaviour when you want to fade/hide an element and all its children.

To fix it, give the parent element defining the opacity a non-static positioning. For example:

.parent { opacity: 0.2; position: relative; /* for IE */ }

While the linked article describes this problem for IE9 and below, I have encountered the same issue in IE10 and IE11.

Just go away, Internet Explorer!

By refactoring problematic code and creating automated tests, makandra can vastly improve the maintainability of your Rails application.

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Arne Hartherz
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about 1 month ago
by Besprechungs-PC
ie8, ie7
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