Confirm a serious CSS bug in IE 7 (infinite loop)

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Dear fellow CSS colleagues and web authors in alt.html discussion forum,

I would like to ask you to help me confirm that there is a serious bug
in IE 7 final release build 5730.11 under XP Pro SP2 with all the
patches up-to-date.

Please visit:


bug #42 at /

Just load the page.

Actual results (external signs of infinite loop at rendering time):

a) the CPU maxed and maintained at high percentage in the Task manager and

b) the incomplete (too long scrollbar thumb) rendering of the vertical
scrollbar in the Subject Index Pane.

If you move the scrollbar thumb, then it will get resized to what its
size should have been in the first place and then then cpu %tage will
disappear, will shortly get back to zero.

Another discovery: if you zoom in the webpage, the actual results
(external signs of infinite loop at rendering time)

Please help me confirm all this and/or report your findings. Thank you
for your time and cooperation here,


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