View Full Version : IE6 showing extra text with floating div

10-24-2006, 02:38 PM

I ran into this weird problem with IE6 and <div>s.

At the moment I am working on the following website: http://vwg.net/test/cocon/index.html
The css is located here: http://vwg.net/test/cocon/cocon.css
Both the HTML and CSS validate.

A small explanation of how the site is constructed and where the problem occurs.

My right most div shows some an exra ">>" in IE6, but doesn't in FF. The ">>" comes from the "NAAR HET ARCHIEF >>" link.
I've already figured out that if I remove the <div class="rechts"> that the extra ">>" disappears. But than my layout isn't right anymore.
Another option is to not have my <div>s floating, but than I would loose the nice black line around my page.

Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix this problem?

Thanks in advance.

10-24-2006, 02:59 PM
I am using IE 7 and I do not see what you are showing. Maybe it is one of those stupid things that IE 6 does. The PM I sent you please disregard it.



10-24-2006, 03:07 PM
I'm still kinda reluctant to use IE 7 for building websites, since not the majority of the users is using it yet. And it should be working good on IE6 anyway ;)

PM disregarded, good luck with your project! :)

10-24-2006, 05:43 PM
Its the comments here in red causing the issue

<!-- einde midden deel -->

<!-- rechter deel -->
<div class="rechts">
Here is more info about it. http://www.positioniseverything.net/explorer/dup-characters.html

10-25-2006, 10:09 AM
Ok, that helps! Thanks a lot! :)
And I'm trying so hard not to think of IE as the suckiest browser ever...

It also shows me that the search string in google makes a whole lot of difference. I never searched on duplicate, hence couldn't find the answer.

PS: nice location _Aerospace_Eng_ :D Gotta love Shrek! :D