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    Browser Views

    Below I have a screen dump of a web site I am developing. The left hand image is what I see in IE6 and the right hand image is what I see in Firefox.

    The IE view is obviously the view I require, menu headers (in <th> tags) fitting across the width of the navbar. However, if it is viewed in FF, the dotted attribute of the CSS file is ignored and it overlaps into my content area. I have had a brief hunt around but can't find out if FF has a problem with th/tr/td tags and also dotted attibute. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated, this is driving me <img src=/S/nuts.gif border=0 alt=nuts width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Browser Views

    Panic over, it was a fault in mt CSS file. I had my margin-left in #content set to 138px and it was overlapping my float in #leftnav.

    It just shows you that FF is superior in finding these faults as it viewed the codes correctly. Even with the change, IE didn't change its view <img src=/S/nuts.gif border=0 alt=nuts width=15 height=15>

    #leftnav {
    float: left ;
    width: 160px;
    height:402px;


    }



    #content {
    margin-left: <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold">160px ;</span hi>
    border-left: 1px dotted red ;
    height:430px;
    background-image: url('back.jpg');
    background-color: #000000 ;
    padding-left: 3px;
    padding-bottom: 2px;
    padding-right: 80px;

    }
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    Re: Browser Views

    You've just discovered why I always test in Firefox first. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> IE is very sloppy about coding and doesn't give a true representation. Given, it's a lot more frustrating because Firefox is not forgiving, but it leads to a better end result.
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    Re: Browser Views

    >Firefox is not forgiving

    ...and that is exactly what I like about it. I don't like interpretation.... a browser should not tell me what it thinks should be viewed......if it does I would prefer it to represent it as closely as possible.
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    Re: Browser Views

    You also could look into the "New View" editor Nvu (see http://www.nvu.com/) for a WYSIWYG editing solution built on the Gecko rendering engine. I haven't tried it yet, but on the Mozilla forums, many people have recommended it.

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    Re: Browser Views

    Hi Jefferson, that sounds interesting, I shall have a look see.

    I normally use Dreamweaver but I have found my coding skills have lacked for a little while so I have completely written it in Notepad and used 2 browsers to check it. Call me <img src=/S/nuts.gif border=0 alt=nuts width=15 height=15> but I just wanted to see if I could actually do it without WYSIWYG for once. This won't stop me testing your advice though <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>
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    Re: Browser Views

    <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17>I quite like the overlap thing, actually! Makes the navbar headings stand out more.
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    Re: Browser Views

    Yes, in the right arena,it could be quite nice , almost like tabs I suppose. The question then arises about consistancy across platforms as FF is not so forgiving
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