While I like the look of the new WebMin blue-framed theme, and the similar theme now adopted on webmin.com, the new webmin blue-framed theme has problems with its HTML and sometimes also crashes IE6 badly, for me. Crashes it completely, to the point where it forces a re-start.
While the webmin.com website works very well in both IE6 and Firefox2, within webmin the blue-framed theme has problems.
The theme loads up OK, but a script error is reported by IE straight away, along the lines of:
Error:Access is denied.
But the theme clearly has problems rendering images correctly, specifically:
- the small green arrow/squares that highlight the menu items: they momentarily display the first time the theme loads, then disappear completely; and
- the icons within most Webmin modules also display a light brown background, instead of any transparency. This is weird, since most of the icons **are actually GIF images** (eg in the Apache module) but they are rendering like they are PNG files that are affected by the notorious IE PNG transparency display bug!!
The webmin log also now reports a string of errors across every module I access, like so:
[13/May/2007:11:21:08 -0700] [987.654.321.0] /unauthenticated/pngfix.js : File not found
[13/May/2007:11:21:09 -0700] [987.654.321.0] /apache/unauthenticated/style.css : File not found
[13/May/2007:11:27:16 -0700] [987.654.321.0] /unauthenticated/pngfix.js : File not found
[13/May/2007:11:27:18 -0700] [987.654.321.0] /webmin/unauthenticated/style.css : File not found
[13/May/2007:11:28:09 -0700] [987.654.321.0] /unauthenticated/pngfix.js : File not found
[13/May/2007:11:28:09 -0700] [987.654.321.0] /syslog/unauthenticated/style.css : File not found
The IE6 crashes don't happen initially or consistenly. But sometimes when I swap between modules, or return to the 'System Information' page, IE6 will crash completely and and report an 'application failure: iexplore.exe, 6.0.2800.1106, mshtml.dll'
I suspect this is induced by some jscript flakiness.
Can I suggest that you have a look at the differences in your HTML and CSS between your webmin.com site theme, which works beautifully in IE/FF and Opera, and the HTML/CSS built into the new webmin blue framed theme, which doesn't.
Webmin is 1.340, running on CentOS 4.3, IE6 is running on W2K.