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CSS DIV Border - inside rather than outside?

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I only care about IE7 (a proprietary / embedded web app). I know how to use javascript to change the border of a DIV on rollover, but the problem is that the border appears around the outside of the DIV. Is there a way to specify that the border should go around the inside only?  (like in Photoshop, the Stroke command, you can choose to stroke outside, inside or middle. )

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by:knonie
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Each browser has its default behavior of displaying borders in HTML, either around div or table, and we cannot change it using CSS or any coding method, as far as I know.

There are no further settings like we have in PhotoShop.

If you feel that your div appears slightly bigger with this border, you can subtract that value from div's width.
e.g. Suppose you want to display a div of 100px width, but with 1px border around it is appearing as 102px, just use 98px width div.

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by:alien109
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side note - make sure you include a doctype decalration in your html, so that you persuade the browser (specifically IE) to render in standards mode. That way your size/border calculations will be consistent between browsers.
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by:PMH4514
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which doctype specifically?

I was able to accomplish my needs by way of a standalone DIV that I set to the proper location/height/width etc based on mouse location. (the mouse moves over a grid of images and must "highlight" them with a box.  

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<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">

should do the trick. however, i would always encourage strict xhtml :)
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