Why are walls of code not contained within scrollable divs in IE8?

This question looks like this in IE:

enter image description here

Somebody tear down this wall!

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    There's a pre { max-height: none\9; } in the stylesheet for some reason, which seems to be the culprit.
    – Tim Stone
    Apr 6 '11 at 22:41
  • Lol -- and the question got destroyed by a spammer! (Fixed) Apr 7 '11 at 1:29

Nobody really wanted to build that wall, but as you can see in the SO question Jeff linked to, this was more or less by design – the alternative would have been to cut off most of the “wall of text”, which would have been even less desirable.

However, this IE8 bug seems to have been fixed in the meantime; I tested it, and the post gets its scrollbars correctly now. So I'm very happy to announce that we've removed the ugly \9 hack from the CSS; after the next build, it should look as expected.


see IE8 overflow:auto with max-height

Actually, it looks like the fix is getting removed (the extra semicolon) through the less.css process.

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    So this is fixable, and the fix gets broken? (Sorry, my brain is still in the process of powering up.) Will this get fixed eventually?
    – Pekka
    Apr 9 '11 at 11:41
  • Any input on this? Is this a bug, or status-bydesign? The behaviour still exists.
    – Pekka
    May 24 '11 at 10:06

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