Re: Another Mac IE 4.5/5.0 difference

> This stylesheet specification:
> body
>  margin: 1em 3em 1em 0em;
> }
> causes IE 4.5 to display a horizontal scroll bar on a page that has a
> paragraph of wrapping text. IE 5.0 does not display this scroll bar.
> If the 3em right margin is set to 0, the scroll bar in IE 4.5 disappears.

I think this is a MacIE4.5 bug. A workaround that's arguably more in line
with the box model anyway:

    body { padding: 1em 3em 1em 0em; }

Unfortunately, however, at least one major implementation won't accept em
units on the horizontal here (forget which). Something like this gives more
reliable results:

    body { padding: 1em 10% 1em 0; }

> I realize that this difference came to my attention because I set body
> margins and I remember the implication that one should refrain from doing
> that if possible.

Where did you hear that? Seems harmless to me.

Todd Fahrner                    The printed page transcends space and time.        The printed page, the infinitude of books,         must be transcended. THE ELECTRO-LIBRARY.
                                                   - El Lissitzky, 1923

Received on Wednesday, 19 May 1999 11:58:16 UTC