September 23, 2004

Very strange things

Okay, so my blog does this very strange thing (sometimes) when viewed in Firefox (and, I'm told, Safari and probably some other non-IE browsers).

Sometimes on the main page (and on the other pages) the first post present doesn't "word wrap" properly (or at all). All the other posts do, though. Then, if a link within the body of the post is visible you can just drag your mouse over it and the post pops into place with proper word wrapping and display and everything. It's fine after that.

I have to believe (both out of vanity and out of how it works) that this is not a problem in my CSS coding but is instead something going on with the browsers (because it displays well after the link is rolled over).

The other weird thing is that the page I stole the basic layout from doesn't have this problem at all. Is there something I can do, or should I just live with it?

Posted by Daniel at September 23, 2004 03:03 PM

It's most likely somewhere in your HTML code then... I would nearly bet that you have some punctuation mark in the HTML somewhere that is lost or extra... so the browser tries to parse the code and forces it to do something funky...

Posted by Madfish Willie at September 24, 2004 01:16 AM

Daniel, your template is seriously borked in Firefox. I really hope you don't decide to just live with it - it'd be a shame to leave alternative browsers trying to view it through such problems.

Can you tell us the other site that uses the same stylesheet? Maybe we can spot a difference that's causing such weird behaviour.


Posted by Light & Dark at September 24, 2004 05:25 AM

But then how come it looks exactly how it should after you run the mouse over one of the links? It seems to be reading everything perfectly then...

Posted by Daniel at September 24, 2004 12:54 PM
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