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IE6 misrendering...

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great surprise :-)
Anyway, the problem can best been seen on my links page, at , the stylesheet at

The stylesheet validates fine, as well as the html; the page renders fine
in Opera 6 and up, Netscape 5 and up (afaik) and worked fine in IE 5.
The issue that I am having is when viewed in IE6 the page initially appears
fine, until you mouseover one of the menu links on the left. At that point,
the entire bottom half of the main section disappears. It will then
reappear when you mouseover one of the _visited_ links in the main section
again. It will not reappear unless that link has been visited.
There are a couple of pieces of jiggery-pokery in the stylesheet, but I have
tinkered with those to no effect.

Is this problem an insoluble issue with IE6, or anyone got a cunning

thanks for any help

Jul 20 '05 #1
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> Is this problem an insoluble issue with IE6, or anyone got a cunning

I haven't checked in detail on your page but it looks rather like the
'Peekaboo' problem. See for a decent
explanation and workarounds, but a rough summary is...

It seems to be triggered when you have a container with a background colour
that includes floated elements that butt up against cleared elements.
Obviously you can cure the problem by not having the latter but since that
is what you want cleared elements to do it isn't terribly useful. Easier
workarounds are to remove the background colour if you can (perhaps shift it
to a parent) or, less obviously but perhaps more conveniently, set a
line-height on the container.

Jul 20 '05 #2

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"Carriage Return" <no@spam.thanks> wrote in message news:<Ty********************* m>...
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Is this problem an insoluble issue with IE6, or anyone got a cunning


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Jul 20 '05 #3

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Safalra <us****> wrote in message
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Thanks for the link... had actually read a previous post on this, but didn't
realise it applied to me :-)
Anyways, I chose as the best workaround for me putting 'position: relative;'
into the holder and float. This has worked, in a sense.
I still have the strange issue that to see the entire contents of the page,
you have to resize the actual browser window; the scrollbar will not appear
until IE6 is resized (even a tiny fraction). This is weird, but I guess
it's better than nothing.

to see the problem,
Jul 20 '05 #4

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