View Full Version : IE, float, and defined width... no wrap?

07-16-2005, 10:25 AM

im really confused on why this looks diff in ie and ff.
so, I'm not sure what hack to use to fix in ie...

why doesnt text wrap around around the box (faux-image) when p has a width??

(I figure to center u need text-align:center; to center element in ie in addition to margin:auto for real browsers...)

i want to use an expression to faux-(min-width) for ie, but i guess if you give p a width at all it wont wrap a float img? or anything? what the hell is the hack for that?

i hate ie !!! where the heck is 7? or a trojan worm action to swap it for ff... haha... ahem.

p.s. my actual implementation is here:

and if you wanna lemme know about the other ie hacks i need/screwed up, feel free,... but ill ask specifically when i try a little harder on them, too.

thanks!...and sry im still an idiot.

07-16-2005, 08:29 PM
Hi there zro@rtv,

the first thing to do is remove...

<!-- -->
...from the top of the document...it puts IE in quirks mode. :eek:

Here is the modified code, it may give you some ideas...

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" >
<title>Redtv Lansing Alternative Media News and Information</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/xml; charset=UTF-8" />
<meta name="Keywords" content="" />
<meta name="Description" content="" />

<style type="text/css">
div#whole {
border:1px solid black;

div#img {
margin:10px 10px 0px 10px!important;
margin:10px 5px 0px 5px;


#whole p {
margin:0px 62px ;
border-left:3px solid black;
border-right:3px solid black;


<div id="whole">

<!--<div id="column">//-->

<div id="img"> yo </div>

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07-17-2005, 08:50 AM
thanks, i tweakd it more like that to work...
little weird tho, i'll have to contrive an expression to make it resize marginsraher than just use one to simulate max-width then? that sucks... i HATE ie.

I Think I need quirks mode on my actually page?

im using a few expression resizes to imitate min and max width...
and if i dont "quirks mode" it crashes IE.... am i confused or is this true?