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    Menu issue on IE & content box not stretching

    hello, I need help please with, first the menu bar which becomes bigger under IE
    and also how to get the content to stretch all the way to the bottom/footer.
    Code:
    <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
    <html>
    <head>
    <title>Coffee</title>
    <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
    
    <style type="text/css">
    html,body{margin:0;padding:0}
    body{font: 76% arial,sans-serif;text-align:center; background:url(images/marble_bg.jpg);margin:40px 0;}
    p{margin:0 10px 10px}
    a{display:block;color: #006;padding:10px; text-decoration: none; color: #B43939;}
    a:hover {text-decoration: underline; color: #FFFFFF;}
    img {border:none}
    div#header{position:relative}
    div#header h1{height:150px;line-height:80px;margin:0;padding-left:10px;background:#FFF url(images/coffee_beans.jpg) 0 0 no-repeat; color: #79B30B}
    div#header a{position:absolute;right:0;top:23px}
    div#menu{min-height:20px; margin:0; padding:0; background:#a4b05c; color:#FFF; border-top: solid 4px #74182f;}
    * html #menu {height:20px;}
    div#container{text-align:left; background:#74182f}
    div#content {line-height:1.4; background:#ece9ca;}
    div#left{background:#74182f; color:#FFF}
    
    div#footer{background:#a4b05c;color: #FFF; border-bottom: solid 4px #74182f;}
    div#footer p{margin:0;padding:5px 10px}
    div#footer a{display:inline;padding:0;color: #C6D5FD}
    
    div#container{width:760px;margin:0 auto}
    div#content{float:right;width:550px}
    div#left{float:left;width:210px}
    
    div#footer{clear:both;width:100%}
    
    
    .menu {
          width: 100%;
          margin:  0;
          padding: 0 ;
          background: none;
    	  list-style-type:none
    	  }
    .menu ul {
          margin: 0;
          padding: 0;
          list-style-type: none;
        }
    .menu li {
          margin: 0;
          padding: 0;
          float: left;
          width: 20%;
          text-align: left;
        }
    .menu a{
    	  display:block;
    	  padding: 5px 10px;
    	  margin:0;
    	  text-decoration:none;
    	  }
    .menu a:hover{
    	  background:#663300;
    	  color:#FFF;
    	  }
    </style>
    <body>
    <div id="container">
    <div id="header"><h1>Header</h1></div>
    
    <div id="menu">
    <ul class="menu">
    <li><a href="#">Home</a></li>
    <li><a href="#">Our Stores</a></li>
    <li><a href="#">What's New</a></li>
    <li><a href="#">Careers</a></li>
    <li><a href="#">Contact</a></li>
    </ul>
    <br clear="left">
    </div>
    
    <div id="wrapper">
    <div id="content">
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    </div>
    </div>
    
    <div id="left">
    
    <!--<div id="latest" class="boxed">-->
    
    			<h2 class="title">News</h2>
    			<div class="content">
    				<ul>
    					<li>
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    					</li>
    
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    					</li>
    				</ul>
    			</div>
    		</div>
    
    <!--</div>-->
    
    <div id="footer"><p>The footer.</p></div>
    </div>
    
    </body>
    </html>
    can anyone help me with this please?
    Many thanks.

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    Design Your Site Team bronze trophy Erik J's Avatar
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    The big height in IE6 is caused by the clearing <br> initiating a textline under the list, and IE6 grows the div height to fit. I changed it to a div, just avoiding a break.

    I think the menu will work with minor changes, e.g:
    Code:
    ul.menu {
    	margin: 0;
    	padding: 0;
    	list-style-type: none;
    }
    ul.menu li {
    	float: left;
    	width: 20&#37;;
    	text-align: left;
    }
    ul.menu a{
    	display:block;
    	position: relative; /* for IE6 to hover on the whole box */
    	padding: 5px 10px;
    	text-decoration:none;
    }
    ul.menu a:hover{
    	background:#663300;
    	color:#FFF;
    }
    div.clear {
    	clear: both;
    	height: 0;
    	font-size: 0; /* for IE6 to allow zero height */
    }
    HTML Code:
    <div id="menu">
    	<ul class="menu">
    		<li><a href="#">Home</a></li>
    		<li><a href="#">Our Stores</a></li>
    		<li><a href="#">What's New</a></li>
    		<li><a href="#">Careers</a></li>
    		<li><a href="#">Contact</a></li>
    	</ul>
    	<div class="clear"></div>
    </div>
    Happy ADD/ADHD with Asperger's

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    Design Your Site Team bronze trophy Erik J's Avatar
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    ... how to get the content to stretch all the way to the bottom/footer.
    One possibility is to let the container take the background to fake the shortest column stretching down. In this case:
    Code:
    div#container{text-align:left; background:#ece9ca}
    div#left{background:#74182f; color:#FFF}
    div#content {line-height:1.4;}
    Happy ADD/ADHD with Asperger's

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    Thanks very much Erik.


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