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- IE TextArea Display Bug
January 12, 2005, 3:16 pm
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form and/or textarea is appearing to have no columns or no width to the
end user. This only happens to the user on one particular setup, which
I do not have. That is IE 6.0.2800.1106. It appears normal in other
versions of IE and Firefox.
The HTML markup is included below. Note that there are no CSS
properties attached to these elements aside from the style attribute on
the only div element.
<table border="0" align="center">
<div align="center" style="font-weight: bold;">Notes for ID
<form action="update.php" method="GET">
<input type="hidden" name="id" value="95668" />
<textarea name="notes" cols="25" rows="5">
<tr><td align="center"> </td></tr>
<input type="submit" value="Update Notes" />
- Jukka K. Korpela
January 13, 2005, 12:36 am
Re: IE TextArea Display Bug
> Hello, HTML-heads. Odd problem that I haven't encountered before. This
> form and/or textarea is appearing to have no columns or no width to the
> end user. This only happens to the user on one particular setup, which
> I do not have.
But you know the actual user, and the actual URL of the actual page.
(The page may well contain relevant information in addition to the extract
you posted. Failures to post URL simply waste everyone's time, especially
yours, thereby slowing down the process of getting help.)
So you expect us to help you with essentially less information than you
> <form action="update.php" method="GET">
> <input type="hidden" name="id" value="95668" />
> <textarea name="notes" cols="25" rows="5">
That's invalid markup. You open a form inside a table cell, so it needs to
be closed there too. It has often been suggested that tag soup markup can
be used to prevent undesired empty space and that "it works". But in
reality, all bets are off.
Fix the markup, and ask the user to retry. Post the URL if problems remain.
Yucca, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela /
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Re: IE TextArea Display Bug
many hours of staring at PHP and HTML in vim. Much appreciated.
By the way, I am completely aware of the need to close tags, "tag
soup", etc. (not to mention that I don't even want this to be *in* a
table to begin with), no need to be so snarky. You are not speaking to
a newbie. If you feel I'm wasting your time, you didn't need to answer.
The URL is not available for the public as it's part of an app behind a
secure login and that section of the markup is actually extracted from
a larger page, none of which is for public viewing. Again, thanks very
much for the catch and the lecture.
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