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  • Chances are you're discovering that IE implements the CSS box model incorrectly. You can work around this using the voice-family hack [tantek.com]. I reccomend the Bad Hat [zeldman.com] book for more discussion...

    -Dom

    • If only! In this case it's a float bug. I have the DTD set correctly so IE6 should be using the correct box model, and at this stage I don't care about IE5's totally broken implementation.

      The man in the scary hat is a jolly clever chap, and I read his book while stuck in hospital last year - a very useful read indeed. I keep trying to get people to read it. I've not rad it yet, but Eric Meyer On CSS [ericmeyeroncss.com] may also be a goo read.

      My problem is that IE5 and IE6 do odd things with floats. Mozilla and Opera do what you would expect, IE doesn't and your whole page get's messed up. Then when you think you have fixed that, more strange float things happen....

      We were struggling with it at the weekend for a small site we were working on. In the end we figured out what IE was doing, and you can compensate, but it's a really terrible browser. If I hadn't have been sucessful at home, I wouldn't have attempted to do what I did at work - however, even forewarned IE is still CRAP!

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      -- "It's not magic, it's work..."