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  • On entries for this month later than the most recent one, the text size has increased significantly and is overlapping; this has also occurred on the sidebar. I first noticed it on the sidebar yesterday, but today it has extended to all of the text further down the page, and I have no idea why. I’ve tried changing themes and looked at it in different browsers, but I’m a bit out of my league here. Has anyone seen this before or have any idea what would be causing it?

    The blog is at and is running on WP 2.0, the latest MySQL and PHP, and Mandriva Linux. Thanks in advance.


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  • try validate your page and maybe we can go from your validation errors to figure out the problem. 🙂

    There’s a validation link on the left, at the bottom of the sidebar, but it mostly brings up link issues which are fine. Essentially, the way Mambo (the front-end of my website; everything that’s not the blog) puts links together in a way that isn’t “valid” because the validator assumes those terms are part of something else. The links work, and the text size issue is occuring on WordPress, not Mambo. Also, sometimes WordPress will close a comment that was never opened, which comes up as invalid but which shouldn’t effect text size like what I’m seeing.

    The CSS validator comes up with the same thing as XHTML, which is concerning a link as Mambo constructs them. Again, shouldn’t effect text size, but feel free to use those links on the right to see the errors for yourself.


    Why do you have a “million” font size tags in your first/last post? One that says fontsize=5 is not closed 😉




    couple things:

    looking at your source .. and this should be something YOU do ..

    you have <font face="Verdana" size="5"><font face="Verdana" size="5"> back to back in places. Why?

    you evern have : <font face="Verdana" size="5"><font face="Verdana" size="5"><font size="2">

    your problem with font sizes lies in how youve went about declaring them.

    Clean up your code, its nearly valid, but thats about all.

    You also have a cpl <em> tags that arent closed, check the validation page, near the last errors.

    To be quite honest, I have no idea why that’s there :-\ I write entries and don’t edit fonts in them at all, hence my confusion; I haven’t change any of the code anywhere.

    Embarassing, lol. So, the HTML thing was simply contained within the latest blog entry. I’d copied over from a webpage and the c/p copied HTML rather than plain text, which I hadn’t thought of. Wasn’t aware Firefox did that–I knew IE did, but I hadn’t thought of Firefox doing it. Ah well, lesson learned. Thanks for pointing out it out to me 🙂

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