7/30/02 10:30:10 AM, Gerhard Schoening
>However, my IE6 (Win 98 SE) shows a horizontal scrollbar
for the example above when the browser window is resized
to a width of about 850 (!) or less pixels.
win 5, 5.5, and 6 all do it.
the central box is being expanded by the PRE text, as is
winie's wont with overflow, while the absolute side column
on the right is placed correctly in relation to the viewport.
but it looks like winie is also reserving full space for that
column to the right of the center box, in terms of the
whee. i love that browser.
anyhow, the idea of the layout is it tries to be fluid by having
a main central box that's fluid. what i prefer to call an
accordian layout. it's fine unless you use large fixed width
content. then you're going to run into trouble at smaller
window sizes with any browser.
the useless scrollbar we're seeing in this instance is just
gravy on that situation.
side issue, and pretty much off topic: does anyone know
what's up with the 16bit version of ie5? it's a real mess with
css. kinda combines the worst of n4 and ie6, yet it finds the
css which i've hidden from the ver4 browsers it acts like.
if you're not familiar with the browser, don't worry about it.
there really isn't any windows 3.1 traffic on the net. i'm just
curious. if you do know what's going on, email me rather
than slow down the useful work of this list by posting here.