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New IE7 Broke CSS Width.

, posted: 9-Nov-2006 07:38

This is rather interesting, while some web developers have welcomed IE7 with most of its effort stepping up its CSS 2.1 supports, however it did so along the way by breaking CSS's width property. How so you asked? Well if you have IE7 and know a bit of HTML/CSS, try this: With any HTML element, or just try DIV, then apply "width:100%;" as its CSS style and see the result. What happened is that, when width:100%; is present, IE7 will "shrink" the box size down to its content size. Not exactly 100% wide is it? How to fix it? Well, simplest is use width:auto; (depending on your design too, however it is safe for majority of the design/usage). If you found yourself that you need width:100% (for example when using with float:left/right together with width:100% on Opera*, you can always use the "highly recommended" conditional comment which fortunately only IE will recognise.





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Comment by Kory Hoopes, on 10-Nov-2006 17:53

Why can't they just get it right? Must they have something wrong to prove they don't have to bend to the established standards? IE7 is better than IE6, but I'll stick with my Firefox.


Comment by Scott Cleland, on 24-Nov-2011 09:30

I had this problem on a site I was working on where the client wasnt able to upgrade from IE7. I had to set "left:0;" in order for it to work.


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