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It seems to be this famous IE-hasLayout-phenomenon described by Ingo Chao, Big John, Holly Bergevin et al. (

In your first example the li's will get hasLayout = true by the width-declaration (width: 100px). To prevent this, you should add width: auto to your rule set. In addition #menu should be inside an outer container, which has position:relative.

The following code works fine in IE7 RC1, Opera 9 and Firefox 1.50x, 2 Beta2:

#outerContainer { position: relative; }
#menu {...}

#menu li {
display: block;
width: 100px;
width: auto;
position: relative;

<div id="outerContainer">
<ul id="menu">
<!-- unchanged -->
</ul><!-- /menu -->
</div><!-- /outerContainer -->

Sorry for my english and btw. happy belated birthday! ;-)

Best regards
(24.09.2006, 00:21)

Uwe, I will check this out and post it if it works. But it doesn't explain why this works correctly without the links.
I would also like this to work without an outside container.
(24.09.2006, 09:35)

Uwe, it looked as though it worked, but on testing I found that the menu would be lost after the fourth or fifth flyout. This looks like a :hover problem with a bottom margin being added.
It is difficult to see if this is a link or a list margin.
(25.09.2006, 10:32)

I have found probably the best answer so far, and that is to remove all styling from the <li> except for the position:relative; and just style the links. IE7 then behaves itself.
I think it was getting confused with having a list and a link style change on hover.
(26.09.2006, 10:11)


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