[IE7] Bugs and suggestions for IE 7.0 Beta 2

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Laurens Holst, Feb 1, 2006.

  1. Suggestions

    1. Please please please please please please please please please please
    please please implement min-width, max-width, max-height and ESPECIALLY
    min-height since that last one could previously be simulated by using
    height and * html, but not anymore now.

    2. Wouldn’t it be trivial to add a default styling for <abbr> which
    makes it have a (dotted, dashed, whatever) underline? Maybe that’ll
    cause it to be used a little more often.


    Furthermore I’m seeing several problems on my website:
    http://www.grauw.nl/ :

    1. IE7 doesn’t ‘get’ the absolutely positioned comments links. They are
    now all below the page. Please also note the spacing between them which
    stayed intact. This seems to have to do with the bottom: absolute
    positioning (and maybe with the next problem as well?)

    2. The border continues in the margin area between the blog posts.

    3. On the ‘articles’ page, it doesn’t display the – character (EN dash,
    U+2013), even though I specified multiple fallback fonts which contain
    it (Verdana, Arial MS Unicode, Lucida Sans Unicode, etc).

    4. The width is not limited to 50em max anymore, it used * html { width:
    50em; } especially because IE doesn’t understand max-width. See my
    suggestion above.

    5. The ‘Grauw’s Web Spot’ heading is too wide. I specified width: 75%;,
    which should be relative to its container (which is absolutely
    positioned), but instead it looks like it takes 75% of the entire
    document’s width.

    6. There is a single line of white between a post heading and the dotted
    line around it. This is caused by the post heading having a position:
    relative; on it.

    7. the ‘bottom’ style property seems to have some more trouble: the
    method to create a footer at the bottom which is described here [1]
    doesn’t seem to work anymore on IE7, and this is not because I used a *
    html hack. By the way, because ‘height’ has been fixed and ‘min-height’
    isn’t supported, it could not work anymore anyway. Again, see my strong
    suggestion above.
    [1] http://www.grauw.nl/articles/web/bottomfooter.html
    Laurens Holst, Feb 1, 2006
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  2. p.s. you can contact me at the address that is provided in the about
    section of my website.


    Laurens Holst schreef:
    Laurens Holst, Feb 1, 2006
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  3. Laurens Holst

    stephen_wq Guest

    Well does your site work perfectly in a html and css compliant browser such
    as firefox, because i am unsure if IE7 has followed the path of its other
    releases, and decided to make it extremely hard to write websites and get it
    all correct viewing for all browsers.
    I know all books i have read on webprogramming, contain several workarounds
    for the non W3C standards it chooses to use.

    stephen_wq, Feb 1, 2006
  4. stephen_wq schreef:
    Of course.

    Laurens Holst, Feb 1, 2006
  5. Additionally,

    8. The ‘dotted’ style only seems to work when all borders are either
    dotted or not showing. E.g. the level-2 heading (‘Web log’) doesn’t have
    a dotted underline, even though it should. It’s using border-bottom: 1px
    dotted #888; in combination with border-left: 4px solid #AAA;, and if I
    remove the latter it becomes dotted.

    9. General performance of my website is a bit on the low side, it hogs
    while scrolling.


    Laurens Holst schreef:
    Laurens Holst, Feb 1, 2006
  6. Additionally,

    10. The date that is shown in the heading of each post has no spacing on
    the right, even though it has a padding-right: .3em; style on it (it’s
    absolutely positioned using right: 0;).


    Laurens Holst schreef:
    Laurens Holst, Feb 1, 2006
  7. I have similar CSS problem with bottom-margin and relatively positioned
    element. Works fine in IE5.0, 5.5, & 6.0, Firefox1x, Opera8x & Netscape 7.
    See: http://www.acupuncture.org.uk/ie7/default2.asp
    IE7 is rendering it as a fixed div.
    Godfrey Bartlett, Mar 4, 2006
  8. Laurens Holst

    Dean Wheeler Guest

    Anyone check if browser is in quirksmode or standards mode ...

    Dean Wheeler, Sep 3, 2006
  9. The problem is with IE7 standards mode.
    If I force quirks mode with an invalid doctype, then IE7 will render it
    'correctly' in the way IE6 does.

    Godfrey Bartlett, Sep 4, 2006
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