Grid problems under Weblogic Portal

We are having some frustrating problems deploying a workable grid under BEA Weblogic Portal (v8.1.4).

1. Under IE v1.6, data columns are irregular (row column bounderies do not line up). Also, we see only the first data column header (it spans the screen).
2. We have to specify fixed grid widths and heights (otherwise the grid shows up as a horizontal line). When the grid is displayed, the scrollbars only show up if we turn their respective headers off (set size 0 or 1 px). With headers turned on, you can see a hint of the scrollbar margin (data overlaps onto scrollbars?).

Note that this is using the basic grid example w javascript code.

What we would like to know is if ActiveWidgets Grid works in Portals? If so, are there workarounds we could do?

Our basic needs (in multiple portlets where a single JSP is associated w each .portlet) are: nice scrollable grid displays, sorting by column, row selection callbacks, value highlights.

We really would like to use the Grid (and it works well in our simple JSP prototyping pages).
June 18,
June 20,

check that the portal page does not use standards-compliant DOCTYPE. The current version of the grid control works only in 'quirks' mode.

If nothing helps send me the page (together with any external stylesheets) and I'll try to find what is wrong there. Screenshot of the corrupted page will be useful as well.

What is IE 1.6 by the way?
Alex (ActiveWidgets)
June 20,
Make sure you upgrade to IE 5.5 or later. If you have IE 1.6 lying around somewhere, I collect relics.

July 7,

I faced the same problem and managed to fix it as follows:
Set a style margin-right:16px and the scroll bar should become visible.

Set this in the portlet properties box for presentation styles.

July 29,

The server side code is always not the issue (only HTTP headers can do some nasty things). Most of the time it is CSS cluttering stuff or browser versions stuff (or browser settings (less likely)). You can do capture the code (object.toString() ) make a plain JSP with that code and see if it is rendered well.

John Ophof
July 29,
I am having the same problem as Jeff (Problem #1) where i only get the first column header and irregular columns when trying to display the grid inside of a portlet. Was this problem ever resolved?
December 5,

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