Nested Divs and Overflow question

Some help on how to fix this, if possible, would be much appreciated.

I've got two div tags. One inside the other. I want my outer div 'container' to be longer than the inner div it contains. However, even when I specify the height for the outer div in CSS it doesn't want to go past the size of the inner div.

Mysterious Div Overflow

I am creating a draft two column floating CSS/HTML template page. Everything was fine until I started to break up the unorder lists into smaller lists and titling them with header tags in the right column. Now the right column is overflowing into the container when it reaches the bottom of the left column. This happens in all my browsers: Chrome, IE 8, Opera, Firefox, Safari. I have tried the following:

1) Expanding the width of the container to leave space between columns.
2) Reducing the width of the right column, unordered lists, list items, and headers in right column.

menu - content (scrolled) - status

Hello there,

I'm having trouble with a layout - it's a menu - content (scrolling) - status layout which I've tried to achieve through a single table:

----------------------------
| Menubar |
----------------------------
| Content | |
| | | <- Scrollbar
| | |
| | |

Hyperlink disappears in ie6, ie7 and ie8 with compatibility view

I'm working on a site and I've stumbled on a problem. Site: Premier Medical Spa.

On the main page I have a div on the right side (BUYER BEWARE section) with the overflow property set to auto. at the very bottom I'm trying to add a simple hyperlink. Shows fine in safari, chrome and firefox but in ie6,7 and 8(with compatibility view) the hyperlink seems to drop out and disappear from the div which contains it. Haven't seen this before, hope someone can suggest a solution.

Thanks in advance

Getting elements to appear outside of a Overflow: scroll area.

Basically I'm trying to get a Span block to visually float and overlap the edges of a box which is overflow set to scroll.

So here is code example to try and clarify the issue.

.table_wrapper { height: 200px; overflow: scroll; }
a span { display: block; padding: 10px; background-color: #FF0000; color: #FFFFFF; }
 
<div class="table_wrapper">
<table>
<tr>
<th>Heading 1</th>
<th>Heading 2</th>
<th>Heading 3</th>
</tr>
<tr>
<td><a href="#"><span>This message should Hover</span>Content 1</a></td>
<td>Content 2</td>
<td>Content 3</td>
</tr>
</table>
</div>

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