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A New IE Bug?

While overhauling a one-page-wonder website for my mom’s business tonight, I came across what may be a new IE bug. At least cursory glances at Position is Everything‘s list of IE bugs, and a couple of Google searches didn’t turn up anything descriptions of what I saw.

If you happen to have IE6 installed, start it up (I assume my readership is smart enough to not be running IE normally) and head on over to the page in question. The problem is disappearing borders. To replicate it, simply scroll to the bottom of the page, then back up. At the place where the top of the browser pane was, down for maybe a hundred pixels (the size of one scroll increment?), the border on the left and right side of the content pane are missing. This seems to result from the fact that the bulleted lists there are floated divs, as the problem doesn’t appear around any of the other parts of the page.

Firefox, of course, works marvelously.

Can anyone else confirm the bug? How about in different versions of IE? Has anyone seen this before? Is this reported somewhere on the web that I didn’t find? Or did I truly find something new? After all, with the amount of scrutiny the #1 browser is under, I would be mightily surprised if this hasn’t been seen before.

3 Responses to “A New IE Bug?”

  1. Daniel Marsh Says:

    Yeah, I get that same bit of rendering oddness on my copy of IE too. Fully patched copy of IE 6 on XP Pro SP2. What is interesting to me is that if I continually scroll up and down the page, sometimes I get the missing borders, sometimes not and sometimes the ammount missing changes.

  2. Stickman Says:

    Confirmed, IE 6.0.2800.1006, Win2k v5.00.2195.

    I seem to recall reading about this bug somewhere before. The problem disappears for me when I disable smooth scrolling in advanced options.

    http://www.notestips.com/80256B3A007F2692/1/NAMO5GU36H

    Maybe that will help.

  3. Jim Says:

    My old IE here at work does not show the problem.

    IE 5.50.4807.2300
    SP2; Q828750;

    Regards,
    Jim

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