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http://cog.ath.cx/
http://cog.ath.cx/styles.css

My website displays just fine on Mozilla 1.4/FreeBSD and Opera7/Win, but the borders in the "main" part of pages disppear. I can't tell exactly what causes this. Sometimes, the borders will appear on first viewing and then disappear after scrolling, or will sometimes be partly gone right off the bat.

I'm hoping there's only one little thing I'm missing to make everything play nicely with IE6.

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Disappearing borders in IE6/Win

I have also been informed that the borders disappear with Firebird 6.1 as well. What's up with that?

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Hi Flaming Iguana,
A couple of basic suggestions:
Make sure your html validates, no tags missing etc.
Try replacing the @import with a link.

I'll have another look after work.

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I've altered http://cog.ath.cx/doodles.shtml to use link rel rather than @import. No difference. It also validates as XHTML 1.0 Transitional, as long as you force the encoding to something like iso-8859-1

Please ignore that bit about Firebird 0.6.1. I don't know what that person was talking about, but others using firebird have verified that the borders work. I have also personally verified that Firebird 0.6.1 works on windows. Makes sense to me anyhow, that Firebird and Mozilla should give the same results.

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Hi Flaming Iguana,
Next suggestion is to give each of the main divs different background colors to see if something is overflowing its box.

I can't see anything wrong with the source it may be that you need to adjust widths, hopefully the background colors will help to see whats going on.

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Hi,

Sometimes IE needs position:relative in order to show its borders. (Don't ask me why!)

So try adding position:relative (without co-ordinates) to your container id, left id and innerleft id.

I think you'll find that the borders will now be there.

Paul

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Disappearing borders in IE6/Win

Wow, cool, it works now! position: relative was all I needed.

Thanks a whole lot.