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Textarea height getting mysteriously set

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I have a page that has posts on it and there is a textarea for putting comments in.  The textarea height is somehow getting set by a script I'm using to automatically expand the textarea height.  For some reason the height is getting set for the text area and it is way to big vertically.  

I was hoping someone could help me figure out how to put the height of the textarea to the value i actually define in the css file.  NOTE: using !important isn't an option as this causes the textarea to not expand with the plugin.

Page with big textarea

Plugin for textareas

Thanks for any help!
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Question by:Elxn
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by:sundaramkumar
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post your code, that way people can help you.
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by:Elxn
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The code is all visible on the page.  There are several css files but what throws them off and makes the textarea too big is the plugin.  I took the plugin out and it worked just fine.  But I want to use the plugin.

You can use chrome or firefox to inspect the code, its all right there as you can see in the links i provided in my first post.

Here is the direct link to the plugin code i'm using on my site:  http://girlzunderground.com/new/code/jquery.elastic.source.js
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by:COBOLdinosaur
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This is probably the function in the script where you will need to deal with the height being set by the plugin.  You might have to experiment with the curated height to get what you need:

function setHeightAndOverflow(height, overflow){
				
					var curratedHeight = Math.floor(parseInt(height,10));
					if($textarea.height() !== curratedHeight){
						$textarea.css({'height': curratedHeight + 'px','overflow':overflow});
					}
				}
	

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I wanted to get this done so I looked at it and discovered that the script probably puts in a <div> into the page and I had in my CSS a style that affected all <div> tags inside a section.  So the height was getting set too big because the style applying to the div tag appended to the DOM was being set too big by my CSS code targeting all <div> tags.  

I changed to CSS to not apply to all <div> tags in the section and the problem was solved.
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by:COBOLdinosaur
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Great! Glad you got it solved. :^)

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by:Elxn
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I solved my own question, you can put the points to 0 as I don't think I can do this myself.
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