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Posted on 2010-08-28
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I have my code ready to deliver.  It works great in IE.  When I looked at it in Firefox, the screen height is reduced and there's a vertical scroll bar.  Ouch.

What can I do to display it properly in Firefox?  Any ideas on where to look?

The code is 850 lines long so I won't post it.  But I have screen-shots that I will attach.
The program is written in PHP.

Naturally I suspect a CSS issue -- but after changing it for the past 5 days, I can't find a solution.  Any suggestions?
 Display using MSIE -- works good Display using Firefox - does not give full height
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by:Dave Baldwin
ID: 33550100
Is the "View Source" small enough to post?  That will show what's wrong.  After all, that's what the browser sees.
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by:BillBB
ID: 33550296
Sure... here it is.
<!-- Output basic HTML code -->
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="bbstyle.css">

<title>VCCA Members Area</title>

<!--BEGINNING of CSS INFO-->
<!--END of CSS INFO-->

<script type="text/javascript">
function change_color_scheme(id)
{
	window.location = 'dirLIST_files/chng_clschm.php?folder=&id='+id;
}

function set_language()
{
	window.location = 'dirLIST_files/set_language.php?folder=&lang_id='+document.getElementById('language_selection').value;
}
</script>

<script type="text/javascript" src="menu/stmenu.js"></script>

</head>
<body>

<!--beginning of HEADER-->
<div style="text-align:center">
<div id="main_div">

<p class="style11">
Members Area&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; Members Only&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; 

Members Area&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Members Only

<p id="color_scheme1" class="style1" class="style5">

<div id="header">

<!--below modified by BB-->
<!--<div style="height:81px; overflow:hidden">-->

<div class="left" style="padding-top:5px; padding-left:5px">
	<img src="images/logo.png" alt="VCCA Logo"></div>
<div class="left"  style=" padding-top:15px; padding-left:5px" >
	<img src="images/logo_name.png" alt="VCCA"></div>

<div class="clear"  align="center" style="height: 35px" >
	<script type="text/javascript" src="menu/menu.js" language="javascript"></script>
    </div>
    
<!--end of HEADER-->

<p id="color_scheme1" class="style1">
<strong>

<!-- Output basic HTML code done -->

<table width="725" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tr><td><font size="3" font color = "#FFB70D";><i><b>Breadcrumbs> <a href="index6.php"></i><font size="3" font color = "white";>VCCAdocs</b></a>/</font></color></td></tr></table><br />

<table width="725" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
	<tr>
		<td width="320" rowspan="2" valign="top"><br />        </td>
        
        <td width="222" rowspan="2" align="center" valign="top">
        
            <table width="175" border="0" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="2" class="table_border">
                                                                        </table>
        </td>
        
			</table>

<table width="725" border="0" cellspacing="5" cellpadding="5">
    <tr>
    	<td width="450" class="top_row"><a class="sort" href="dirLIST_files/sort.php?by=name&folder=">Name</a></td>
    	<td width="100" class="top_row"><a class="sort" href="dirLIST_files/sort.php?by=size&folder=">Size</a></td>
    	<td width="125" class="top_row"><a class="sort" href="dirLIST_files/sort.php?by=date&folder=">Date Uploaded</a></td>
  </tr>
</table>
<table width="725" border="0" cellspacing="5" cellpadding="5"><tr class="folder_bg"><td width="450"><div style="float:left;width:410px"> <a href="index6.php?folder=QURTX2luX3RoZV9HJkQ=">ADS_in_the_G&D</a></div></td><td width="100">197.24 MB</td>

		<td width="125">21 August 2010</td></tr><tr class="folder_bg"><td width="450"><div style="float:left;width:410px"> <a href="index6.php?folder=Rk9STVM=">FORMS</a></div></td><td width="100">164.5 KB</td>
		<td width="125">21 August 2010</td></tr><tr class="folder_bg"><td width="450"><div style="float:left;width:410px"> <a href="index6.php?folder=R1JBUEhJQ1M=">GRAPHICS</a></div></td><td width="100">10.28 MB</td>
		<td width="125">21 August 2010</td></tr><tr class="folder_bg"><td width="450"><div style="float:left;width:410px"> <a href="index6.php?folder=SlVER0lORw==">JUDGING</a></div></td><td width="100">616.8 KB</td>

		<td width="125">21 August 2010</td></tr><tr class="folder_bg"><td width="450"><div style="float:left;width:410px"> <a href="index6.php?folder=TUFOVUFMUw==">MANUALS</a></div></td><td width="100">7.44 MB</td>
		<td width="125">21 August 2010</td></tr><tr class="folder_bg"><td width="450"><div style="float:left;width:410px"> <a href="index6.php?folder=TUVFVF9SRUdJU1RSQVRJT05fRm9ybXM=">MEET_REGISTRATION_Forms</a></div></td><td width="100">6.57 MB</td>
		<td width="125">21 August 2010</td></tr><tr class="folder_bg"><td width="450"><div style="float:left;width:410px"> <a href="index6.php?folder=VEVDSE5JQ0FMX0lORk8=">TECHNICAL_INFO</a></div></td><td width="100">2.85 MB</td>

		<td width="125">21 August 2010</td></tr></table><br>
<!-- Output basic HTMl code -->

<!--beginning of FOOTER-->
<div class="style3">
<div class="subheader" style="text-align:center; height: 39px;">Vintage Chevrolet Club of America<br>&quot;The World's Best Chevrolet Club.&quot;</div></div>

        <div class="text_verdana" style="text-align:center">
<div class="style11"> 
        A nonprofit organization dedicated to the restoration
          and preservation of all Chevrolets.</div>
          </div>   
          
    <div id="footer">

<!--    <div class="textstyle clear">&nbsp;&copy; All Rights Reserved with The Vintage Chevrolet Club of America</div> -->
<p>&nbsp;&copy; All Rights Reserved with The Vintage Chevrolet Club of America</p>
    </div>
    
    </body>
</html>
<!-- Output basic HTMl code done -->

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by:Dave Baldwin
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Ok, without the CSS file it displays Ok.  Can you post the "bbstyle.css" file?
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by:BillBB
ID: 33550411
here it is.
bbstyle.css
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Dave Baldwin earned 2000 total points
ID: 33550482
You have "#main_div" in your CSS file twice.  I killed "overflow: auto; height: auto;" and the scroll bar went away.  You also have a missing end tag for the header div </div> on line 52 of the "View Source".  There are still spacing differences between IE and Firefox.
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by:BillBB
ID: 33550518
I had to take wife to hospital. Will resume when I get back.
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by:Dave Baldwin
ID: 33550557
No problem.
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by:BillBB
ID: 33550729
Thanks for sticking with me... I swear that I tried each of these changes earlier... but maybe not all at the same time.
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by:Dave Baldwin
ID: 33550787
I understand.  Thanks.
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