Friday, July 16, 2010

PRE Tag Internet Explorer Scrollbar Solution

<pre> tag is very useful for writing code. I use it all the time actually for posting C# code.
There is however a problem with Internet Explorer:
If the text is too long, and a horizontal scroll bar appears, it overlaps the bottom line.
You can find many solutions to this problem in this link, including scanning the document with JavaScript fixing all the pre tags.
My solution is a lot simpler.

If you know that the text is too long and a horizontal scroll bar will appear, then add the following code at the bottom, just before the </pre> ending tag:

<!--[if IE]>


If the user is using Internet Explorer, then there will be an extra (empty) line inside the pre tag, and the horizontal scroll bar will overlap the empty line and not the original content.

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