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I'm trying to make a box using all divs and css that has the top left and right corners rounded.  The trick here that I want to be have the box stretch to the width of the the parent element.  Like a table with width="100%".  A number of things aren't happening correctly.  The first row is way too tall, it's only supposed to be 6px.  It doesn't float correctly, TopFill is too wide, but if I take width: 100% out, it doesn't work right either.  See the code below:
 
<div id="MainFrame" style="width: 800px">
      <div id="LeftColumn" style="width: 400px;">
            <div id="Box">
                  <div id="TopRow" style="height: 6px;">
                        <div id="TopLeftCorner" style="float: left; width: 6px; height: 6px; background-image: url(http://skinnedclient.whatbird.com/skins/whatbird/images/UL_Corner_lightblue.gif);"></div>
                        <div id="TopFill" style="float: left; width: 100%;background-color: #4f75d8; height: 6px;"></div>
                        <div id="TopRightCorner" style="clear: right; width: 6px; height: 6px; background-image: url(http://skinnedclient.whatbird.com/skins/whatbird/images/UR_Corner_LightBlue.gif);"></div>
                  </div>
                  <div id="Header" style="clear: both;background-color: #4f75d8">
                        header Title
                  </div>
                  <div id="Body">
                        body
                  </div>
            </div>
      </div>
</div>
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Morcalavin earned 63 total points
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Just use http://www.curvycorners.net/ to make a box with rounded corners.  You'll save tons of time since everything is already done for you.
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by:darthg8r
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No thank you, I'm looking for the html/css solution.  I should also add that this is xhtml 1.0 transitional.
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A couple of things:

There is a small problem with IE that for some reason even if you make the div say 3 px in height it will default to the size of the text line. In order to solve this you must say that line-height: 6px;.

Ok, the next thing. In this instance you have specified that the width of your left column is 400px, there is no need to make anything 100% of the width because you already know the width, so hard code it. Another issue is that the middle column the TopRow fill is trying to be 100% of its containing element, which will explain why the two left and right corners are acting strange.

I have altered the code slightly and get a different result. Hope this helps.

<div id="MainFrame" style="width: 800px">
     <div id="LeftColumn" style="width: 400px;">
          <div id="Box">
               <div id="TopRow" style="height: 6px; line-height: 6px;">
                    <div id="TopLeftCorner" style="float: left; width: 6px;  line-height: 6px; height: 6px; background-image: url(http://skinnedclient.whatbird.com/skins/whatbird/images/UL_Corner_lightblue.gif);"></div>
                    <div id="TopFill" style="float: left; width: 388px;background-color: #4f75d8; height: 6px; line-height: 6px;"></div>
                    <div id="TopRightCorner" style="float: right; width: 6px;  line-height: 6px;height: 6px; background-image: url(http://skinnedclient.whatbird.com/skins/whatbird/images/UR_Corner_LightBlue.gif);"></div>
               </div>
               <div id="Header" style="clear: both;background-color: #4f75d8">
                    header Title
               </div>
               <div id="Body">
                    body
               </div>
          </div>
     </div>
</div>
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by:darthg8r
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Ok, that's close.  I know the width now, but I'd like to reuse this same code in many different places, so the "auto-adjust" width is important
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by:Morcalavin
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The code I posted, while a javascript file, produces VALID html and can be used along side your existing CSS.  It should also validate under xhtml just fine.  It will also allow you to reuse the code, and may eliminate any issues you may have.  It also doesn't use images, rather PURE css and html.  Your code uses images, so the .js file is as valid as "html/css solution" as your code is.
Not trying to sound preachy, but people write a lot of really good code so you don't have to.
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by:superchief
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Well  a full CSS solution to the problem without resorting to using javascript would be this:

<div id="MainFrame" style="width: 800px">
     <div id="LeftColumn" style="width: 400px;">
          <div id="Box">
               <div id="TopRow" style="height: 6px; line-height: 6px;background-color: #4f75d8">
                    <div id="TopLeftCorner" style="float: left; width: 6px;  line-height: 6px; height: 6px; background-image: url(http://skinnedclient.whatbird.com/skins/whatbird/images/UL_Corner_lightblue.gif);; background-color:#FFFFFF""></div>
                    <div id="TopRightCorner" style="float: right; width: 6px;  line-height: 6px;height: 6px; background-image: url(http://skinnedclient.whatbird.com/skins/whatbird/images/UR_Corner_LightBlue.gif); background-color:#FFFFFF"></div>
               </div>
               <div id="Header" style="clear: both;background-color: #4f75d8">
                    header Title
               </div>
               <div id="Body">
                    body
               </div>
          </div>
     </div>
</div>

This should mean that you can make the box any size you like.
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