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Lingering peekaboo issues...

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Hi, I posted earlier because my content was disappearing on IE6, and was
pointed towards the peekaboo bug site,
http://www.positioniseverything.net/.../peekaboo.html

I used the 'position: relative' fix, which has worked mostly...the content
is now always visible, but it doesn't seem to have totally fooled the
browser. Under the same conditions that the content was not visible before,
the vertical scrollbar will now not appear.

To see what I mean, try this: http://tom.walsham.org/links.cgi

1) When the page first appears, you may or may not see a vertical scrollbar.
If you do, then move your mouse over a link on the left, this will cause it
to disappear.
2) To make the scrollbar reappear, you can either refresh the page, or hover
your mouse over a (visited) link in the main area.

What I also find bizarre is that the amount of content that IE sees appears
to be arbitrary. If you look at http://tom.walsham.org/showblog.cgi and do
the same steps as before, the scrollbar remains there, but as far as IE is
concerned, the content stops above the counter at the bottom.

One final point is that it sometimes seems to notice at first, then discard
it. Go the 'ramble' page, then click the "ramble" link on the left and watch
the scrollbar at the right. It appears to see the full content, then decide
to ignore it. Bloody annoying.

Anybody got any cunning ideas how I might force the scrollbar to exist, or
generally get rid of this bug?

Jul 20 '05 #1
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Carriage Return <no@spam.thanks> wrote in message
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What I also find bizarre is that the amount of content that IE sees appears to be arbitrary. If you look at http://tom.walsham.org/showblog.cgi and do the same steps as before, the scrollbar remains there, but as far as IE is
concerned, the content stops above the counter at the bottom.

Actually I have jsut noticed that IE likes the <hr>. It will see the content
as far down as the last <hr> element. Thinks I will have a look for
invisible elements that it also likes as a workaround. Any other ideas
still appreciated.
Jul 20 '05 #2

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