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[Resolved] Added CSS element to style.css doesn't work in IE

  • I added the following line to the style.css file, then specified it on a page with <small_txt>..text…</small_txt> . It works in Firefox but not in IE8 (has no effect).

    small_txt { font-size: 10px; line-height: 14px; }

    The text is at the bottom of the following page and starts with “California bankruptcy attorney …”.


    Any ideas?

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  • <small_txt> is not a valid HTML tag

    I think what you are trying to do is this:
    <span class="small_txt">..text...</span>

    Then your css in style.css would be
    .small_txt { font-size: 10px; line-height: 14px; }
    with a period (meaning a class) in front of small_txt

    if that doesn’t work try
    span.small_txt { font-size: 10px; line-height: 14px; }

    Wow, thanks so much. Now it works with both Firefox and IE.

    One more question if I may. The line-height spec only seems to work down to some minimum line height (more than I want). I reduced the line-height from 14px to 10px as an experiment and the displayed line height didn’t change. Any ideas about that?

    Thanks again…


    I didn’t look at your actual page earlier. I suggest you change the code to this (remove the span)
    <p class="small_txt">California bankruptcy attorney ... </p>

    change the CSS to this
    p.small_txt { font-size: 10px; line-height: 14px; }

    now you should be able to change the line height to whatever you want.

    That worked like a charm. Thanks so much for the CSS tutorial for this monkey-see/monkey-do html and CSS coder!

    The reason it didn’t work with the span is because the P had a line height set for it in the stylesheet. P is a block tag. Block tag settings override any settings assigned to inline tags contained within a block tag. (In a P tag examples of inline tags are SPAN, IMG, A)

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