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Re: [css-d] IE links outline problem

Sent by Peter-Paul Koch on 31 January 2002 12:12

>I've got an annoying problem with IE (at least in the windows version, I'm 
>afraid to ask what the mac version does).

Mac works fine.

>When you click on the  links in
>IE, the little dotted outline extends all the way to the left side of the 
>screen (over the content portion).  In NS6 and Opera it stops at the border 
>between the links column and the content column.

Yep. I guess this is a new bug (or at least, unexpected behaviour) in IE. It 
gets confused by the float and thinks the navigation block stretches across 
all the page.

>Is there anything I can do to get the dotted lines to stop at the border in 

Give a width to the A's. I added width: 200px; to the .navigation a style 
and then the dotted border just encloses a nice block of 200px.

Unfortunately you cannot do width: 30% since IE interprets this as "30% of 
the space between the content block and the border" instead of "30% of the 

Nasty problem. I'm afraid there is no easy solution.


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