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Layers Positioning
Form inside a layer wont behave!
knighty




msg:587856
 10:46 am on May 23, 2001 (gmt 0)

I recently used layers to position my tables rather than using one huge table to hold everything on the page together.

Its worked well up to now....basically I have four coloured tables inside of layers which all line up niceley in all browsers but then I put a form into one of the tables and it will look OK in IE but not NN and vice versa!

I tried putting the form around the table, changing DIVs to LAYERS, SPANS etc but cant seem to get round the problem..I ma going to have to go back to tables?

 

knighty




msg:587857
 8:19 am on May 25, 2001 (gmt 0)

right....overwhelming response guys ;)

I havent figured out a way to align forms within layers to layers without forms cross browser.

BUT...

I solved the problem by creating *sigh* 4 style sheets which load on browser detection

tedster




msg:587858
 9:25 am on May 25, 2001 (gmt 0)

Sorry we've ignored your first post, knighty.

I must say the only dependable solution I've found has been separate style sheets. Netscape renders form elements differently than MSIE does.

However, at the present, I often need to browser sniff and do at least two style sheets for many situations. It's darned near a standard practice.

I'm diggin deep into the O'Reilly CSS reference at present. Maybe I'll find another way, and if I do I'll let you know.

mivox




msg:587859
 6:32 pm on May 25, 2001 (gmt 0)

I've found with putting ALL my font specifications into the external style sheet, and then making sure there are NO <font> tags in the HTML page, NN and IE will render almost exactly the same. I just switched to CSS on my employer's site [absak.com], and it checks out in the latest Opera for Windows, IE 5.X Mac/Win and NN 4.08 Win & NN 4.7 Mac.

The style sheet is here [absak.com], if you want to take a look.

<added>Also, when using forms on a CSS "treated" page, there is a known bug in Netscape... If you use <p> </p> tags WITHIN your form, Netscape with interpret the </p> tag as an </form> tag. That bug caused entire forms to diappear on my site in NN. Also... (I'm almost done, really) make sure you have an </form> tag at the end your form, or any formatting that comes after the form can get hopelessly screwed up.

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