Back a week or so ago, say in May of 2006, Chris..S brought a problem to the forum, http://csscreator.com/node/16105
In a nutshell, he needed to have multi-line inline elements align themselves centered vertically in the container. Not a problem with modern browsers, but not so easy with IE.
The problem was solved when IChao (Ingo Chao*) brought an example and an explanation of some work done by Bruno Fasino.
Chris posted a nice demo page, which he seems to have taken down. I've been meaning to do a better write up than my original bald demo, and finally got around to it today.
I have uploaded it to my site: vertically centering inline elements. All the demos seem to work OK in Firefox 2&3, IE 6&7, Opera 9.52, and Safari 3.1.2-Win. Please give it a once over, and let me know of any errors, typos or gobbledygook.
* In case you haven't noticed, Ingo has written a book, Advanced CSS techniques including CSS debugging: Advanced CSS techniques, complex CSS layouts, navigation lists, multi-column layouts, debugging interlocked u.v.m (bound expenditure). (I couldn't figure where the title stopped and the blurb began :shrug:) If you read German, anything he writes is worth reading.
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