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    Strange overlapping lines in IE

    Hi everyone,

    When viewing this page in Internet Explorer 7, a lot of the textual content appears messed up.

    This is particularly apparent if you scroll down to the last item at the bottom (which should hopefully be entitled "Digital diplomacy - what's that then?"). You'll notice that there seems to be a lot of space between lines of text, and that some of the lines are overlapping. I've also added a screenshot (pending approval) just in case the content updates itself.

    The source code for this area is generated using JavaScript so won't show up with a normal View Source, but here is what is being generated:

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    <a target="_blank" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/&#37;7Er/BloggerFCO/%7E3/428763617/digital_diplomacy_what_s_that" class="title">Digital diplomacy - what's that then?</a><span class="date">— 8 days ago</span>
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    <p>It's the title of a book that I haven't read, but probably should. It's the label the State Department have been using for a while to describe their digital outreach work. And it's quite difficult to say in a hurry.Digital diplomacy is also the phrase we're using in the Foreign Office to describe our work on the web.&nbsp;You can see digital diplomacy happening on our department website, on our network of embassy websites, on our blogs, and increasingly on websites and platforms that we don't run ourselves.To be honest, we're still working out what we can achieve through digital diplomacy. We do have a plan. And we've given ourselves 2 years to deliver it. But what's exciting about this work is that we really don't know how it's it going to play out.&nbsp;That's what this blog will be about. It's is an official blog about digital diplomacy and web engagement. So I won't be talking about my hobbies (unless they have a direct impact on web engagement), I won't be pitching for work, and I won't be posting photos from my holidays.&nbsp;I realise that I'll be blogging about a pretty niche subject with a limited audience, but that's as it should be.I've spent a lot of the last year persuading diplomats, ministers and officials that effective use of web engagement tools like blogs could be an integral part of their work. So I'm feeling the pressure to do this well. I promise to post regularly, and I'll read and respond to your comments.There's more about me and what this blog is for on my about page.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/%7Er/BloggerFCO/%7E4/428763617" width="1" height="1"></p>
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    I can't understand why this is causing the text to be all messed up. Can anyone here point me in the right direction?

    Thanks!
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    Looks okay to me in ff3 and ie7...

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    Hmmm, strange. It's happening in IE7 on both my computer and my client's. Could it be something to do with the fact the content is being called using JavaScript (JQuery to be precise)?

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    Same as Dr John, I don't see any problems in IE7 or FF 2.0.0.17 - both look the same to me.

    have you tried clearing the cache?

    Nadia

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    That's very odd. It works fine on my end too both in FF and in IE.

    Have you tried viewing the page in FF from your end? Just thinking it could be a problem with your IE installation.


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