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Offline doh!

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stumped on how to fix this problem
« on: December 03, 2008, 09:41:40 AM »
Hi, I have set up a PHP website. I use css to handle the font size and indentation information.

Here's a clip of the CSS file:
body { font-size:18.5px; font-weight:normal; font-family:"times new roman", "serif"; background-color: #3b8544;}


td {vertical-align:top;}


p {text-indent:2em; font-size:18.5px; font-weight:normal; color:black; line-height:20px; text-align:justify;  margin-left:2em; margin-right:2em; margin-top:0px;  margin-bottom:0px;}

In all the files I use <p></p> for placing text in paragraphs. On my computer, and all computers I've tried, this look correct. there is an indent of 2em. Looks fine in Firefox and IE. However, some people have reported that when they view the pages, they get indent of 2 space, 4 space, and 8 space. they suggested that I make the spacing even. I go back to check the web pages they referenced, and they all look like 2em spacing.

So my question is: What is causing this problem on some people's computers? Is there something to fix on my code, or how to fix it on their computers? If they are using a proxy or firewall, can that be responsible for jumbling things?

Offline Mitch

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Re: stumped on how to fix this problem
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2008, 06:12:01 AM »
I would ask them what browser/OS they are using and compare that with what you are using.  For example, depending on what version of Internet Explorer you are using, it may look different. 

This post might also help:
http://css.weblogsinc.com/2006/07/24/conditional-css-not-just-for-ie/
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