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Re: IE4 using 'width'/'height' props the wrong way?

From: Bert Bos <bbos@charlotte.inria.fr>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 1998 08:21:55 +0100
Message-Id: <199802240721.IAA03817@charlotte.inria.fr>
To: "Jonas Salling" <salling@cooper.xanthus.se>
Cc: <www-style@w3.org>
Jonas Salling writes:
 > Just wanted to have this potential IE4 'misfeature' verified by people who
 > know the specification well.
 > 
 > My impression after reading the CSS2 spec. is that the following snipped
 > should produce a 200pt-wide red strip.
 > 
 > <DIV style="padding-left: 20pt; padding-right: 20pt; border-left: solid
 > 20pt; border-right: solid 20pt; margin-left: 20pt; margin-right: 20pt;
 > width: 200pt;">
 > <P style="background-color: red;">200 pts of red</P>
 > </DIV>
 > 
 > Unfortunately, IE4 (Win) seems to define 'width' as being the width of the
 > content PLUS padding and border. Is this a bug, or am I just confused after
 > having spent too many hours working with our rendering machinery?

I can't test IE4 right now, but your description of what it should do
is correct.

Assuming the background of the DIV is not red, you should indeed see a
red rectangle of 200pt wide.

(Btw. the 'margin-right' in the above fragment is ignored.)


Bert
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