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Re: TECH: Re: Encourage new browser or use ASCII?

From:Ben Poplawski <thebassplayer@...>
Date:Monday, August 2, 2004, 6:12
On Sun, 1 Aug 2004 08:51:43 +0100, Joe <joe@...> wrote:

>Yes, and that's the main reason I use Firefox. So I can view many >different character types on the same page without resorting to using an >(IMO) ugly font like Code 2000 for my Latin text. > >But, yeah, I've noticed that Firefox text often overlaps onto inline >images, for some reason.
That could be its strict implementation of CSS standards. A block-level element with a set width of 10em with 1em padding is 12em. Period. All padding, margins, etc. are added to the width, not subtracted. IE, however, subtracts, so 10 em with 1em padding is 10em, with the actual element reduced to 8em, which is not up to the W3C standard. Most people design for IE, so text can do weird things when viewed with a standards-compliant browser. Ben