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CSS Div stretching issue (min-height)?

Posted on 2009-04-02
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The page in question is here:
http://stage2.daileydev.com/

The main CSS mile is at:
http://stage2.daileydev.com/css/all.css

The "container" div contains a 1 pixel background which creates the grey divider line between the side navigation and the content section.

The issue is that I need that container to stretch to meet the bottom of the browser window so that it touches the outside box, even when the content is not long enough to make the div stretch.  I tried experimenting with the min-height: 100% element on various tags, but I wasn't able to get it to work.  Any help would be appreciated.

Ideas?
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Question by:OaktownBill
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by:amar31282
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HI OaktownBill,

The where are you facing the issue and in which browser. i can't find any issues with the height the container is expanding and the background line is also resizing with that.

Please be little more specific

Regards,
Amarjit
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by:OaktownBill
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Hi Amarjit,

I'm seeing it on IE7 and Firefox 3 on Windows.  It's not visible unless the browser window is big enough or the screen resolution is high enough it seems.

Bill
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by:amar31282
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try this
#page-box {all.css (line 65)
background:transparent url(../images/bg-body.gif) repeat-y scroll 0 0;
height:100%;
margin:0 auto;
min-height:100%;
width:872px;
}
#main {all.css (line 156)
height:inherit;
padding:32px 11px 0 12px;
}
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by:OaktownBill
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Thanks for working on this.  Unfortunately, the issue is still there with the updated code.  Very perplexing..

Bill
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by:amar31282
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i am not getting exactly what you want can you please explain your needs.

When do you want the div to stretch
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by:OaktownBill
ID: 24054245
Here is a sceen shot showing what I am seeing:

http://stage2.daileydev.com/line_issue.gif

The divider line is part of the container DIV and it seems to end after the footer.  What I need is for the container to reach the bottom of the browser window.
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by:amar31282
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how are you increasing the height and making the empty space.

It is working fine at my end in IE7, IE8, FF3
heightff.png
height.png
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I was able to get this to work by adding the divider line to the background image.  Thanks for your assistance.
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Solution found.
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so it worked at your end or not
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