February 10th, 2005

ton o' clue

Dear IE 5:

I know you're trying to be helpful. I can see what's going on here. You're looking at my style, which calls for two floated columns side-by-side with 50% width on each, then looking at my text and seeing that one line is too long to fit in 50%. Then you're saying, "he can't really want that!" and helpfully adjusting the width of the column so that line will fit. In so doing, the right column gets pushed below the left.

This isn't the only time you do this. There's the 3px text jog, for example, and the italic bug. Even your box model is munged to be "easy".

But here's the reality: I'm the programmer, you're the program. My brain is several hundred times larger than yours, and it shows. When I say width: 50%, I want it to be exactly 50%--not 50% unless you think it needs more. If I wanted that, I'd use min-width (not that you support it).

In conclusion, fuck off and die, IE.
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