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Re: MSIE style-sheet bug

From: Frank Boumphrey <bckman@ix.netcom.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 1998 18:31:55 -0800
To: <www-style@w3.org>, "Rasmus Kaj" <kaj@cityonline.se>
Cc: <kaj@cityonline.se>
Message-ID: <01bd3c15$61015920$86acdccf@uspppBckman>
em doesnt work very well in MSIE, try using in or pt.
-----Original Message-----
From: Rasmus Kaj <kaj@cityonline.se>
To: www-style@w3.org <www-style@w3.org>
Cc: kaj@cityonline.se <kaj@cityonline.se>
Date: Tuesday, February 17, 1998 9:08 AM
Subject: MSIE style-sheet bug

>There seems to be 'near consensus' on this list that the microsoft
>implementation of CSS is close to correct and Netscape is far out.
>If so, am I wrong in thinking that this:
>.margin { display: block; margin-left: -9em; width: 8em; float: left;
>Should make elements (i.e. DIV) of class='margin' flow beside the
>column, given that the containing body has margin-left >= 9em.
>I have tried a number of variants on this theme, and most of them look
>good in Navigator. MSIE ignores the float _and_ the limited width,
>making the width euqal to that of the containing element.
>For an example, look at http://www.e.kth.se/~kaj/en.shtml
>// Rasmus Kaj
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