IE7 seems to be incorrectly rendering this filler for rounded corners on this content box in my layout. Safari 3(Windows) and FF 2 render it correctly. I am unsure if it is because I am absolute positioning this content or not. The filler is not expanding to 100% in IE7.

The CSS:

#messagebox {
		background: #cfcb3b url(gradient_msgbox.gif) repeat-x top left;
		font-size: 12px;
		font-weight: bold;
		text-align: center;
		border: 1px solid #999999;
		border-top: 0;
		border-bottom: 0;
		padding: 10px 6px 6px 10px;
	#messagebox_container {
		position: absolute;
		left: 350px;
		top: 0px;
	#messagebox_rdbtm {
		background-image: url(msgbox_lbtm.gif);
		background-position: bottom left;
		background-repeat: no-repeat;
		padding-right: 20px;
	#messagebox_rdbtm > img {
	#messagebox_rdborder {
		background: #cfcb3b;
		margin:0px 10px 0px 10px;
		border-bottom:1px solid #999999;
		height: 9px;
		min-height: 9px;
		display: block;


<div id="messagebox_container">
		<div id="messagebox">
			<img src="newpmicon.gif" alt="New Private Message" />
			1 New private message.
			<div style="font-size: 10px;font-weight:normal;">Close</div>
		<div id="messagebox_rdbtm">
			<div id="messagebox_rdborder"></div>
			<img src="msgbox_rbtm.gif" alt="Rounded Corner" />

I have also attached a screen shot highlighting the problem.

Maybe the difference between Mozilla and IE is messing up your positioning:

- Mozilla browsers (NS and FF) put the margin, border, and padding outside the box-object's defined position and size.

- IE crams them all inside the box-object's defined position and size.

- This includes the body tag.

So you can't do both of these on the same box object if you want all browsers to render your page correctly:

1. Define the size or position of the box object.

2. Put margins, borders, or padding on the box object.

To make this work, you need to nest several box objects. Some of the box objects have defined positions or sizes, while others have margins, borders, and padding.

Also be aware that a browser using a different screen resolution is going to render your page strangely.

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