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RE: MSIE 4.0 and element boxes

From: Venkat <Venkatp@integratech.soft.net>
Date: Wed, 7 Jan 1998 10:18:09 +0530
Message-ID: <c=US%a=soft.net%p=IntegraTechSoft%l=PHOENIX-980107044809Z-1735@phoenix.integratech.soft.net>
To: "'Eric A. Meyer'" <emeyer@sr71.lit.cwru.edu>, "'www-style@w3.org'" <www-style@w3.org>
Did you try it with Netscape browser? Does it render differently ?

I feel the rendering by MSIE is perfect. The CSS attribute "width"
doesn't apply for <P> elements as far as the MSIE support and
implementation is concerned. If you want to control the width, you can
use <SPAN> or <DIV>.


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>-----Original Message-----
>From:	Eric A. Meyer [mailto:emeyer@sr71.lit.cwru.edu]
>Sent:	Wednesday, January 07, 1998 3:57 AM
>To:	www-style@w3.org
>Subject:	MSIE 4.0 and element boxes
>   I posted this is c.i.w.a.s. as part of a longer message on the
>of MSIE 4.0 final for the Macintosh, but I thought I'd bring it up here
>well.  If you have MSIE 4.0 final for either Mac or Win95, try this:
>   <P style="border-right: double red 10px;">
>   This is a paragraph.
>   </P>
>On my Mac, the border appears all the way at the right edge of the
>window.  Similarly, if you use the following:
>   <P style="background-color: red;">
>   This is a paragraph.
>   </P>
>...the red box will span the entire width of the browser window.
>   This is just plain wrong, isn't it?  I mean, I read the
>specification to
>say that the default padding on each side of an element box should be
>but MSIE seems to be generating something like 'auto' (not that such a
>value is permitted for any padding property), or perhaps assumes that
>elements default to 'width: 100%;' instead of 'auto'.  This is really
>strange, especially since MSIE4.0b2 for the Mac seemed to be
>element boxes correctly...
>   As an aside, MSIE4.0/Mac's CSS support is almost exactly on par with
>Windows95 version.  If only the Mac version supported 'text-transform',
>would actually exceed the Win95 version's support.  (I picked that
>because it seems to be one of the few which is supported on Win95 but
>on the Mac.)
>Eric A. Meyer  -  eam3@po.cwru.edu  - 
>  Editor, WebReview's Style Sheets Reference Guide
>  http://style.webreview.com/
Received on Tuesday, 6 January 1998 23:44:48 UTC

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