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  • Resolved cyberquill


    This is a problem that shows up on some computers, but not on others. Not sure why.

    My sidebar features a number of unordered lists (Meta, Posts, Archives, etc.).

    On some computer screens, in between the solid black square (list-style-type:square) and the text to the right of it, there appears an additional hollow square. (In case you’re reading this on a screen where that extra square doesn’t show, a screenshot showing it is posted here.)

    On yet other screens, a different weird character appears instead of the extra hollow square.

    What causes this extra symbol, and how can I get rid of it?

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  • Moderator keesiemeijer


    Your css doesn’t validate. And your html also doesn’t validate Maybe that is the problem

    At a guess i’d say something to do with these lines in the style.css.

    /* 0BB is » and 020 is indent; removing 2nd "B" below makes indent AND » go away */
    .entry ul li:before, #sidebar ul ul li:before {	content: "0B 020 "; */

    Try dropping those lines (or commenting them out), and see if that clears up the issue in the problem screens/browsers.

    Moderator keesiemeijer


    Don’t forget the closing bracket “}”. { content: "0B 020 "; */ } is one of the many Declarations that don’t validate.

    @t31os_ Bingo—the extra symbol was indeed caused by the two lines you cited. After I removed them, the problem went away. However, I don’t quite understand why, as these lines lines were in between ‘/* */’ , which usually means that the content is ignored.

    @keesiemeijer I’ll review my validation errors anyway. Can’t hurt. Thanks for the reminder

    Moderator keesiemeijer


    Glad you got it working! Now, please use the dropdown at top right to mark this topic ‘Resolved’. Perhaps because the last bracket was not commented out it behaved this way.

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