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possibly a frame error in 38.0.1?

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rickety_goodman
 
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Post Posted May 21st, 2015, 8:20 pm

I first noticed this when I was looking at Ebay pages:

the page seemed to be split into two parts vertically and the text in the
left section would truncate when it reached the right-hand edge of its
section.

I now have a website that is not being constantly upgraded on which it
is happening in my 38.0.1 browser.

http://www.trs-80.com/wordpress/trs-80- ... ne/pocket/

It's an archival information site for an obsolete pocket computer that I happen to own.
Slide down until the page header and the upper right-hand message block about
"disks or tapes" disappear off the top.

Now try to read the sentences on the left hand side.
In my browser, some of the sentences have words on the right-hand side that
are simply sheared off mid-word as if they had to be truncated to fit inside
the edge of a frame.

Is anyone else seeing this?

I'd appreciate knowing whether I'm going crazy or not.
Thanks

DanRaisch
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Post Posted May 22nd, 2015, 4:01 am

Moving to Web Development.

Dom1953
 
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Post Posted May 22nd, 2015, 5:32 pm

The same problem occurs in IE 11 under Window 7 so I can't see the layout problem being Firefox specific. Is any plugin used in this page for columnar layout still supported and up to date? It's possible a Wordpress or plugin support forum may be able to provide more targeted help regarding this matter.

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Post Posted May 22nd, 2015, 7:50 pm

There is a div.page-content that has overflow:hidden. That is truncating the table because it is wider than the allowable 620px. This page is a little complicated with the responsive layout. As you resize the window, sometimes it fits, but many times, it doesn't.

rickety_goodman
 
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Post Posted May 27th, 2015, 7:15 pm

I only visit this page once or twice a year and there have been
several FF updates in the last few months, but I'm sure that I
would have noticed this behavior if it had been occurring in
whatever previous version of FF I was using at the time that
I last visited this page.
And, as I say, it's an archival information page. Is there any
indication that it has been updated to a new format recently?

Dom1953
 
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Post Posted May 28th, 2015, 6:13 am

The page is currently being generated by Wordpress version 4.2.2, release date May 7 2015

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