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CSS border redraw problems in IE 6

Posted on 2004-10-06
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Howdy again,

I have a rather large page, which seems to work reasonably well.  However, there is just one bug that i can't seem to find the cause yet.

Most browsers have no problems, but in Internet Explorer 6, it has difficulty with a wide border near the bottom of the page.

If you load it up in say Firefox, the bottom page total line has a 10px high border in a dark blue colour.  However, if you load the page in IE, it has some redraw issues.  be default you wont be able to see the border at all.  But if you click the little "plus" icons on each panel on the right hand side and collapse a number of them down.   sometimes the border will show.  

This seems to be a redraw problem as far as i can tell.  Anybody here got an understanding of what i should be looking for to fix?

http://www.zyotism.com/MDSWORK/Analyser5/061004/invoiceview.html
http://www.zyotism.com/MDSWORK/Analyser5/061004/css/analyser.css


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by:php-webdesign
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try setting a max-heigt / max-width, bacause IE and FIREFOX render the width differently (because of the cell-padding etc..)
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I think you just discovered the "Peek-A-Boo" bug, my friend.  In this case, you can apply a set width, so a quick fix would be to change your CSS for .pageTotalRow to this:

.pagetotalRow {
border-top: 10px solid #00689C;
padding-bottom: 15px;
width: 100%;
}

Since you want the div to stretch across the entire bottom anyway, width: 100% shouldn't change the layout.  However, it'll fix your "sometimes appears, sometimes doesn't" bug in IE.  It's strange, I know, but you can check out http://www.positioniseverything.net/explorer/peekaboo.html for a bit of an explanation on it.  Either way, hope that helps.
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by:M_Corkish
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Sorry about the delay getting back to this question. I got pulled off the project for a few weeks.   Thanks for the heads up on the "peak-a-boo" bug.  looks like thats the culprit! ;-)

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