View Full Version : Overflow bug in IE > disappearing text

05-20-2005, 10:22 PM
In the following code when viewed in IE6/PC the text in the first div disapears while the text in the 2nd div shows up fine. It seems to be a problem with the overflow in combination with the defined width, nowrap and padding image inside the div, as a change to any of those makes the test appear again.

Looks like a strange rendering bug, but I wanted to see if anybody knew of a flaw in the code or a workaround

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"
<html lang="en">
<title>Grade Book</title>
<style type="text/css">
body{font-family: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;}
.cellwidth {overflow:hidden; white-space:nowrap; width:82px; border:1px solid #000;}
a.inline2 {padding:1px;}
<div class="cellwidth">
<a href="#" class="inline2"><img src="/webct/images/shim.gif"></a>
<a href="#">handerson</a>

<div class="cellwidth">
<a href="#" class="inline2"><img src="/webct/images/shim.gif"></a>
<a href="#">handersonn</a>


Thanks for the help

05-21-2005, 01:07 AM
Can you tell us the size of the images or make them available to us so we can test different solutions?

05-23-2005, 04:23 PM
Sorry about that, the shim is just a 1x1 spacer image. In the actual project I am working on it was a different image, but as I tried to simplify the code to find the problem I switched it out for just a blank image. I have included the image so that you can reproduce the exact page I had.

05-24-2005, 02:56 PM
Why not just use &nbsp; and use css to set the font-size to 1px??