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cross-browser thumbnail float problem? MSIE5.0

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Thanks in advance for any help you may be able to give.

I am still having difficulty with thumbnails and captions that float and
columns that flow as browser window size changes. It seems to work in
MSIE 6 and Mozilla. Konquerer (old version) does not display scroll bars
for overflow: auto. NN 4 does not see the style sheet, but gets the
background image from the HTML. All of this does not seem so bad to me.

But, MSIE 5.0 (windows) seems to have a great deal of difficulty with my
CSS and or HTML MSIE 5.0 will do something reasonable if the window is
maximized after loading the page. But sometimes it just works. The
height: 100% applied to the thumbnail container DIV seems to make things
worse. Scrolling the browser window also makes things disappear or
reappear sometimes. Is there some CSS that badly confuses MSIE 5.0? Does
MSIE 5.0 sometimes take the top margin of all of the floats and add it
to the padding at the top of the container?

http://www.a-wee-bit-of-ireland.com/eire_jan_2004/
http://www.a-wee-bit-of-ireland.com/style.css

Here is a screen shot of MSIE 5.0 thanks to danvine.com.
http://capture.danvine.com/iecapture/92563.png
This image will only be there for a short time.

CSS validation if you use MSIE and it does not list the
CSS for you easily:
http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/v...re_jan_2004%2F
Thanks again for any help or suggestions you may be able to give.

John Moyer
mailto:jr*@rsok.com
Jul 20 '05 #1
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John Moyer wrote:
http://www.a-wee-bit-of-ireland.com/eire_jan_2004/
http://www.a-wee-bit-of-ireland.com/style.css

Here is a screen shot of MSIE 5.0 thanks to danvine.com.
http://capture.danvine.com/iecapture/92563.png
This image will only be there for a short time.

CSS validation if you use MSIE and it does not list the
CSS for you easily:
http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/v...re_jan_2004%2F
My appologies for this follow up to my own post. I may have found a
solution to my problem and I hope that is is helpful to others as well.

I changed all instances of the "margin: 1px 2px 1px 2px" shortcut into
"margin-left: 1px; margin-top: 1px; margin-right: 1px; margin-bottom:
1px;" and this seemed to change the behavior of MSIE 5.0 so that a
window resize is not necessary for it to render the content correctly.

Thanks again for any help or suggestions you may be able to give.


John Moyer
mailto:jr*@rsok.com
http://www.rsok.com/~jrm/
Jul 20 '05 #2

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