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[nycphp-talk] And the HTML guru is....

Kenneth Downs ken at secdat.com
Thu Jan 4 10:27:10 EST 2007


Googling "quirks mode ie doctype" brought this up as first link:

http://hsivonen.iki.fi/doctype/


LK wrote:
> In this snippet I don't see where the document type is declared as 
> "quirks" mode. What am I missing?
>
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Kenneth Downs <ken at secdat.com>
> To: NYPHP Talk <talk at lists.nyphp.org>
> Sent: Thursday, January 4, 2007 9:12:42 AM
> Subject: [nycphp-talk] And the HTML guru is....
>
> Hi folks,
>
> A helpful HTML guru has given me the solution to my height-dont-work
> problem in IE 6.
>
> The guru is.... (drumroll)  Tom Melendez of LIPHP fame.  He pointed out
> that changing the document type declaration to "quirks" mode makes IE
> work, instantly fixing the problem.
>
> For completeness, here is a simplified snipeet that illustrates the
> fixed situation:
>
> <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">        
> <html>
> <head>
>    <style>
>    html, body {
>       height: 100%;
>       width: 100%;
>       margin: 0px;
>    }
>    </style>
> </head>
> <body>
> <center>
>    <table cellspacing=0
>           style="width: 500px; height: 100%;">
>    <tr><td style="height: 100px" bgcolor=red>a </td></tr>
>    <tr><td>hello </td></tr>
>    <tr><td style="height: 100px" bgcolor=blue>b </td></tr>
>    </table>
> </center>
> </body>
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