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What difference a word makes

Sent by Skip Knox on 27 March 2006 16:04


Thanks to all who pointed this out. I thought I'd read everything at PiE!

-= Skip =-


Skip Knox
Boise State University
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>>> "Pringle, Ron" [EMAIL-REMOVED]> 03/27/06 7:56 AM >>>
Skip wrote:

> This appears to be an exotic HTML issue, but I strongly 
> suspect it's related to CSS, so I'm posting the question here.
> 
> This problem only appears in IE (tested in 6) and not in 
> Firefox. It was sent to me by a client who can't figure out 
> why the content area is popping out below the left menu. Oh, 
> that's an easy one, right?
> 
> Here's a copy of the page:
> http://tutoring.boisestate.edu/Workshops/Reading/skiptest.shtml 
> 

> The problem resides in line 96. It's just a plain paragraph 
> with an italicized phrase. Comment the paragraph out and the 
> page works fine. But it's even weirder. The *specific* 
> problem is in the phrase:
> "Your Guide to College Success."

> 
> I hereby consult the Collective Wisdom.

Skip-

It appears to be the not so exotic IE Italic bug [0].

IE does weird stuff with italic text and its overflowing the width of
the container, causing the container to drop.

Ron

[0] http://www.positioniseverything.net/explorer/italicbug-ie.html

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