[thelist] Netscape 4.7 playing havoc with form pages

Alastair Murdoch alastair at cubeit.co.uk
Thu Aug 2 05:54:52 CDT 2001

Netscape usually does this, can't remember the exact reason but basically it
measure character widths differently (??).  One way to fix is to use css.

IE and NS6 both recognise css applied to textarea and input tags so set
there widths this way.  Then adjust the cols and widths settings on your
textarea and input tags respectivly so that it looks right in ns4.  IE and
NS6 will override this with the css setting and everything should look fine
after that.

hope thats clear enough



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Subject: [thelist] Netscape 4.7 playing havoc with form pages

Just revised a client's site and discovered that the two form pages are
displaying catywampus in NN4.7 at 800x600 resolution. The boxes in the forms
are distorted and I'm getting horizontal scrolling on each page. They
display just fine in I.E.5.x and Netscape 6.01. I fiddled with the Contact
page, changing the nested tables from percentage widths to fixed pixel
widths but to no avail. Ran them through HTML Tidy and the code seems to be
okay. No missing end tags.Too tired. Can't figure what's wrong. Don't recall
having trouble before. These forms have been up for a long time.

If someone wouldn't mind taking a look, the URLs are:

http://www.datablocks.com/contact.htm and

Sharon F. Malone
"web design and Internet writing services"

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