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Expansion of box using div -- please help

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Hi All

I have a box with shadow around it. Now i have to render a red bar inside it at the top. This red bar should expand when the box expands but this is not happening in mozilla.

Here is the code which I am using--

<style type="text/css">

float: left;
width: auto;
height: auto;
#boxContent{border: 1px solid #999999;background: #ffffff;
position: relative;
right: 3px;
bottom: 3px;

position: relative;
background: #dddddd;
margin: 1px;
height: auto;
width: 703px;

html, body {

* html .box{
float: left; width: auto;

* html #boxContainer{
position: relative;
background: #dddddd;
margin: 1px;
height: auto;
width: 703px;

#boxContainer #red_bar{
float: right;
height: 9px;
width: 100%;
border: 0;
background: transparent url(imgs/red_bar.jpg) repeat-x 0 0px;
padding: 0px;

<div class="box" id="boxContainer">
<div class="box" id="boxContent">

<div id="red_bar"></div>


Can anyone of you provide a solution.

Thanks in advance

Nov 1 '06 #1
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Expert 100+
P: 1,892
Have you tried overflow: auto?
Nov 1 '06 #2

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P: 7,435
As AricC pointed out, this is a bug in IE and Mozilla is performing correctly. Divs are NOT to expand to enclose floated elements. Always design using ANY other browser but IE to avoid these time wasting errors on IEs part.
Nov 1 '06 #3

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