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[css-d] RE: css-discuss digest, Vol 1 #373 - 51 msgs

Sent by CORREIA, PATRICK on 1 October 2002 16:04

This is a rendering bug in IE that I've run into several times and I was
wondering if anyone knew of a workaround.  It concerns setting percentage
widths on text input form fields.  A demonstration case would go like this:

      <head><title>IE Rendering Bug</title></head>
         <div style="position:absolute;width:300px;height:100px;border:1px
solid black;padding:5px;">
            <form action="myPage.cfm" method="POST" id="myForm">
               <input type="text" name="myInput" style="width:100%;" />

If you view the page in Internet Explorer and start typing text in the input
box, the size of the box changes.  This behavior is observed in IE5.5 (SP2).
Behavior of the same page in IE6, Netscape 6.2 and Mozilla 1.0 is correct --
that is, the input box correctly observes the specified width, regardless of
text being typed in the box.

I could use the IE5.5 parsing bug to hide the width declaration from that
browser, but I'm hoping someone has a workaround that would allow the box to
fill the available space in all CSS browsers.  More importantly, I'm looking
for some confirmation that I'm not crazy...  I haven't been able to find
anything on the web confirming that this is a known bug!

Patrick K. Correia
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