Wednesday December 13, 2006
The IE Dash Bug
By Colin Lieberman
I think I’ve found a new IE bug (it exists in both 6 and 7), and I think I’ll call it "The breaking em-dash bug".
What happens is this: if I’ve got the markup
— , IE6 and IE7 break between the dash and the space.
My guess is that the browser is treating all dashes as if they were hyphens, but well, there’s a difference.
In FireFox and Safari, the dashes correctly burst through the edge of the box. In IE 6 and 7, you can see that they wrap after an em-dash. Tsk Tsk.
I’ve tried googling for this, and can’t find any references to it.