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Hi,

I have some wierdness that I can't figure out. Take a look at
www.members.iinet.net.au/~melacey
This is a very much cut down page to where I saw the problem, but it seems
to illustrate it, so please excuse the extreme crappyness of how it looks.
If viewed using IE, on the bottom left side there is "m?"
These are the last characters of the "where did this come from?" and this is
essentially my question. Where did the "m?" come from?
This only occurrs when using IE, FF works fine.

Also, if I remove the comment block, or the javascript block, the page
layout changes....how can this be?....aren't the comments ignored?
Again, only with IE.

Thanks for your help

Regards

Michael
Oct 19 '06 #1
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Els
Michael wrote:
If viewed using IE, on the bottom left side there is "m?"
These are the last characters of the "where did this come from?" and this is
essentially my question. Where did the "m?" come from?
It's a combination of the horizontal space being used for 100%, and
having comments in between the different blocks/columns.
Either take out the comments, or make sure the total width of the
blocks horizontally is less than 100%, don't forget to take paddings
and margins into account.
This only occurrs when using IE, FF works fine.
Of course it only occurs in IE, what did you expect ;-)
Also, if I remove the comment block, or the javascript block, the page
layout changes....how can this be?....aren't the comments ignored?
Again, only with IE.
It's called a bug :-)

It's nothing compared the nifty bug IE7 has wrt comments, it even
styles them!
http://www.satzansatz.de/cssd/ie7apr25_sibling2.html

Screenshot of IE7 of that page in case you don't have it yet:
http://www.satzansatz.de/cssd/ie7apr25_sibling2.png

(full story: http://archivist.incutio.com/viewlist/css-discuss/73950 )

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Oct 19 '06 #2

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"Els" <el*********@tiscali.nlwrote in message
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Michael wrote:
>If viewed using IE, on the bottom left side there is "m?"
These are the last characters of the "where did this come from?" and this
is
essentially my question. Where did the "m?" come from?

It's a combination of the horizontal space being used for 100%, and
having comments in between the different blocks/columns.
Either take out the comments, or make sure the total width of the
blocks horizontally is less than 100%, don't forget to take paddings
and margins into account.
>This only occurrs when using IE, FF works fine.

Of course it only occurs in IE, what did you expect ;-)
>Also, if I remove the comment block, or the javascript block, the page
layout changes....how can this be?....aren't the comments ignored?
Again, only with IE.

It's called a bug :-)

It's nothing compared the nifty bug IE7 has wrt comments, it even
styles them!
http://www.satzansatz.de/cssd/ie7apr25_sibling2.html

Screenshot of IE7 of that page in case you don't have it yet:
http://www.satzansatz.de/cssd/ie7apr25_sibling2.png

(full story: http://archivist.incutio.com/viewlist/css-discuss/73950 )

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Els http://locusmeus.com/
accessible web design: http://locusoptimus.com/
Thanks for that, I spent ages trying to figure out what I had wrong :-)
Oct 19 '06 #3

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Michael wrote:
Also, if I remove the comment block, or the javascript block, the page
layout changes....how can this be?....aren't the comments ignored?
A doctype declaration that's preceded by a comment isn't a doctype
declaration.
Don't put _anything_ before it, if you want it to be used.

Oct 19 '06 #4

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Andy Dingley:
A doctype declaration that's preceded by a comment isn't a doctype
declaration.
Yes it is, as far as SGML-HTML is concerned anyway. Comment
declarations, processing instructions, and "whitespace" can all occur
before the document type declaration.
Don't put _anything_ before it, if you want it to be used.
Validators would still understand it.

Tag-soup HTML slurpers might be too picky.

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Jock

Oct 19 '06 #5

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