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there it is. that's what's tiring my eyes.

in mozilla firebird 0.7 it's great, but in ie 6.0 there's this little unknown reason of an area extending below my form box....it's not supoosed to be there. take a look and tell me if you can figure it out.

btw, the prolog (<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>), has to stay.

and if anyone can tell me what it is about forms that makes validating so tough. this page was validating so well until i started working on the forms.

thanks for taking a look!

(this post perhaps belongs in another category, but because i have so many questions i figured here would be good....i hope.)

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Hi moody,
I'd start by getting it to validate then try and fix the problem with the space after the form box if it still exists.

    close all tags that are inside the form before closing the form. close option tags </option>
That should help get rid of most of the errors in the xhtml

Hope that helps.

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tony, you're good....real good. so i thank you.

it validates now and that's cool. it had a lot to do with putting closing tags in the right place and like you said properly closing the tags.

but, there's still that space after the box in ie 6. i just ordered some browsercam shots, so we'll see how the others come out. you can check it out at http://www.browsercam.com/public.aspx?proj_id=28943

so what do you think? am i missing something somewhere?

i am so thankful of any direction you or anyone can steer me towards.

thanks.

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Hi moody,
I think having the prolog causes the page to render in quirks mode which throws out IE's box model.
If you can't remove the prolog then you may have to use a hack like this one http://www.csscreator.com/css-forum/viewtopic.php?p=5059&highlight=#5059
or use a different containment method.

Hope that helps

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thanks tony for the help.

i got sidetracked with other things and hadn't come back to this little bugger.

i know it's not the prolog and i'm trying to stay away from hacks. (as i think we all ought to as much as we can.(i will now get off my soap box.)) i think i'm going to lessen my stress by not getting all my bugs wrinkled out with win 5.01 and instead come back to it later.

but thanks none the less!

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moody wrote:btw, the prolog

moody wrote:
btw, the prolog (<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>), has to stay.

Well then you are just going to have to live with the fact that IE6 will render your site in it's "quirks" mode where it does box sizes wrong. Specifically it deals with padding by reducing the size of an enclosed text area instead of increasing the size of the box as the CSS specification requires.

You can adjust for this by avoiding the use of padding altogether, but that will greatly complicate your html code to make things right.

And of course you will also have to deal with all the extra bugs that IE6 exhibits while working in quirks mode as well.

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Ed, I think your eyes are

Ed, I think your eyes are tired. This thread is four years old!

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wolfcry911 wrote:Ed, I think

wolfcry911 wrote:
Ed, I think your eyes are tired. This thread is four years old!

I think moody came back and deleted the links because this was up top before Ed posted. Notice his other posts are also up top. It seems a little bit strange to dig up 3 and 4 year old posts to edit out a link. :shrug:

I locked comments on the others so no one posts to them. Wink