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    Overflow auto fixed my problem but why?

    On this page http://tutorial.davidclick.com/philpotts-clone.html & illustrated here http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/c...ps1b64d973.jpg I added a overflow: auto; to the #header & that preserved the height of the conatining div.

    But why did this work? The reason I ask is that i understand overflow: auto; is a fix to the known problem "If floated elements habe non floated parent elements, the parent will collapse."

    So my question is please...

    "Why did overflow:auto; preserve the header hight & prevented it from collapsing"

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    What version of Firefox are you using as I could replicate it in Firefox 18 or Chrome 25
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    Likewise, I don't see overflow:auto doing much there. What do you mean by "collapsing" in this case. Not much changes with overflow: auto turned off ... not in my browser, anyhow.

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    Grand aplogies the overflow:auto it is totally redundant, apologies for the red herring but it does figure that is should have no effect.
    I have had a perfectly wonderful
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