[thelist] ie 6 and vertical spacing with CSS form elements

Max Kanat-Alexander maxka at cats.ucsc.edu
Wed Oct 30 17:01:01 CST 2002

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At 01:33 PM 10/30/2002, you wrote:
>Hi List,
>In doing some forms recently I noticed a huge difference in Internet
>Expolrer 6 versus IE 5.5. I had used CSS to change the font-size on all
>INPUT tags to 12px. I then had a layer (DIV) positioned absolutely below
>several lines of text and fields. To my surprise, the text above the layer
>was pushed down and the layer was rendered on top of the text by IE 6,
>seemingly ignoring the font-size for the INPUT tags.

         Here's the problem I think you have:

         When you position something absolutely, it takes it out of the
page's normal flow. That means that the browser should no longer consider
that object to take up any "space." IE 6's rendering sounds like it is
correct.--absolute-position objects can and will overlap normal-flow objects.


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