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Mispositioned Text

See my home page (per my signature below).

With a Mozilla-based browser, the text beginning "Your call is important
to us." appears to the left of the sidebar box titled "Statistics".
This is what I intended.

With an IE-based browser, the text appears below the sidebar box.

Is this a bug in IE, or is there something wrong with how I created the
page?

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David E. Ross
<http://www.rossde.com/>
Apr 25 '06 #1
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David E. Ross wrote:

With a Mozilla-based browser, the text beginning "Your call is important
to us." appears to the left of the sidebar box titled "Statistics".
This is what I intended.

With an IE-based browser, the text appears below the sidebar box.

Is this a bug in IE, or is there something wrong with how I created the
page?

Remove the "width: 90%" in .quote.
IE did not flow the text around the floated element. Rather it decided
that the specified width took precedence and moved the block to where
there was enough width to display it.
Use "margin-left: 5%" to set the indent for that <p>.

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Apr 25 '06 #2
To further the education of mankind, "David E. Ross" <no****@nowhere.not>
vouchsafed:
See my home page (per my signature below).

With a Mozilla-based browser, the text beginning "Your call is important
to us." appears to the left of the sidebar box titled "Statistics".
This is what I intended.

With an IE-based browser, the text appears below the sidebar box.

Is this a bug in IE, or is there something wrong with how I created the
page?


It's because of class=quote in the <p> following the float. Apparently IE
interprets the class width one way and Mozilla another. Dunno who's right,
but historically IE is the culprit.

However, as I think about it now, IE seems to take a percentage of the
whole page and Mozilla a percentage of the remaining space. I just might
go with IE on this one...

--
Neredbojias
Infinity has its limits.
Apr 25 '06 #3
Mon, 24 Apr 2006 21:31:23 -0700 from David E. Ross
<no****@nowhere.not>:
With a Mozilla-based browser, the text beginning "Your call is important
to us." appears to the left of the sidebar box titled "Statistics".


Presumably the full-disclosure text, "but not important enough that
we hire people to actually answer it" is styled with display:none.
:-)

Sorry -- I don't know your operation so I shouldn't make assumptions.
But every darn time I hear "your call is important to us", it means
I'm in for a long wait.

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Apr 25 '06 #4

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