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    Weirdness in RTL mode when h.scrollbar is active

    Hi,

    the simple piece of html below works very well on a large window, but when one resizes it down until horizontal scrollbar appears, things become weird (FF2, IE7).

    * On FF2: The red div box is aligned to the left - although I never told it to, and even align="right" and more dir="rtl"s on elements don't help at all.

    *On IE7: Horizontal scrollbar gets WAY to big.

    Removing the DOCTYPE definition "solves" it on IE7 but not on FF2, so I guess that it's not a bug but something that I'm doing wrong: if the two browsers give weird results, maybe it's according to the standards (more or less, cuz two browsers still behave differently).

    Any idea?

    Thanks in advance!

    - Oren

    HTML Code:
    <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
    <html dir="rtl">
    <head>
            <title>Title</title>
    </head>
    <body>
            <div>abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz</div>
            <div style="width: 800px; height: 20px; background-color: red;"></div>
    </body>
    </html>
    This is also available as a link: http://www.held.org.il/temp/rtl-scrollbar-problem.html
    Last edited by Oren Held; 10-16-2007 at 03:21 AM.

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