[thelist] IE v. NS length of form fields

aardvark roselli at earthlink.net
Wed Sep 5 08:42:48 CDT 2001

> From: Ryan Schroeder <ryanschroeder at mac.com>
> IE and Netscape(6) seem to render vastly different sizes for text
> boxes in form even when styling with CSS. for example:
> <input type="text" name="realname" size="25" class="form">
> Is _much_ longer over in netscape than in IE. Is the "just how it is"
> or am I missing something in my style sheets. Thanks.

that's just how it is...

first, i define the size so that it looks good in browsers that don't 
support the CSS properties... this generally means NN4.x (and 
lower, alternative, etc., but i generally target NN4.x)...

then i apply the CSS width property that will make it all purdy in 
IE4+, N6+, and all other CSS-friendly browsers...

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