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  1. <html>
  2. <head>
  3. <style>
  4. #ex {
  5.     width: 700px;
  6.     background: red;
  7.     float: left;        
  8. }
  9. a, span {
  10.     display: block;
  11. }
  12. ul, li {
  13.     margin: 0;
  14.     padding: 0;
  15. }
  16. .ex_1 {
  17.     float: left;
  18.     background: yellow;
  19.     list-style: none;
  20. }
  21. .ex_2 {
  22.     float: right;
  23. }
  24. </style>
  25. </head>
  26.  
  27. <body>
  28.     <div id="ex">
  29.         <ul class="ex_1">
  30.             <li class="ex_2"><a href="#"><span>example 1</span></a></li>
  31.             <li class="ex_2"><a href="#"><span>example 2 - </span></a></li>
  32.             <li class="ex_2"><a href="#"><span>example 3 - </span></a></li>
  33.             <li class="ex_2"><a href="#"><span>example 4 - </span></a></li>
  34.         </ul>
  35.     </div>
  36. </body>
  37. </html>
  38.  
IN IE7 when 'ul' float: left and 'li' float:left, the width of 'ul' is ok. but when 'ul' float:left and 'li' float: right, the width of 'ul' is 100%(the background yellow). What should i do to make the width of ul when 'li' float:right is look like 'li' float:left. i can't set width of ul because it's must depends of 'li'. width of 'ul' = total width of 'li'.

because <a> and <span> are default display:block, so i can't set display:inline for <li>.

NOTE : only use CSS, not JAVASCRIPT.

Please help me !!!
Aug 18 '10 #1
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Aimee Bailey
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you can always cheat by using the
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  1. &bull;
character code to denote your items inside an element with a display attribute of your choosing, you may find you get more control that way.

Aimee
Aug 22 '10 #2

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