[thelist] Problem floating form/fieldset in Opera

Andy Budd andy at message.uk.com
Wed Jul 23 07:51:47 CDT 2003

RUST Randal wrote:

> Floated elements must have the width value set. Did you do this?

Good point. Unless I set a width for the div, it takes up the available 
space which explains why it won't float in IE, so i'm guessing that in 
this case IE is getting it *right* and the other browser are getting it 

I'm guessing that the reason most browser will let me float the 
fieldset element is that they are treating it almost like an inline 
element in the sense that it is only the width of it's contents, 
whereas Opera is not.

I've set the width of the div and now the div floats to the right. 
However I actually want the contents of the div to float/align right, 
not the div itself. To achieve this I've also floated the fieldset 
right. However I'm coming up against the same problem. Opera will float 
the div right but not the fieldset.

any ideas?

> On Wednesday, July 23, 2003, at 12:55 PM, Andy Budd wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> I have a div that contains a named form that contains a fieldset.
>> I tried floating the div right but it didn't work in IE.
>> Floating the fieldset seemed to work in all other browsers except 
>> Opera 7.x
>> I thought about using both methods but Opera didn't like it and got 
>> confused.
>> I tried applying both methods but then using the html> selector to 
>> reset the style for Opera.
>> this worked for opera but stopped the float working in IE5.x mac.
>> Any ideas how I can get it to work on *all* browsers?

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