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One pixel difference between IE and FF

Posted on 2008-06-23
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Look at the source code underneath. In FF and IE there is a padding difference - FF puts the text exactly one pixel higher towards the border of the yellow box. How can I correct this in my CSS? I want both IE and FF to render exactly the same.

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="fr">
<head>
<title>Test site</title>
<style type="text/css">
.BoxTitleMenu {
      line-height:20px;
      background-color:yellow;
      font-family:Tahoma;
      font-size:11px;
      font-color:black;
}
</style>
</head>
<body>

<div class="BoxTitleMenu">
      First line<br />
      Second line
</div>

</body>
</html>
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Question by:WebDvlp
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try adding padding:0; to .BoxTitleMenu
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by:scrathcyboy
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use overflow:visible; in the CSS.  That is the magic "fudge factor" that M$ came up with to fudge their forced extra-space padding of form and other elements.  It should have been called overflow:hidden, but M$ usually thinks off in another dimension somewhere, so take it for what it's worth.  Someone in M$ decided that EVERYONE should see elements padded in whatever way that M$ wanted.  Duuuhh  !!
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