CSS Problem in Firefox with display:table-row

I'm having a problem with Firefox (tried with 3.6 and 4).

I need to create a 2 column layout with a static size menu, and a dynamic size content-column (if there is a simpler way than the code below, I'd like to know).

The easiest is probably that I paste the html and style (which is just a simple example of the "bug").

    <link type="text/css" href="style.css" rel="stylesheet">
<div style="padding:0 9%;">
    <ol class="container row padd">
        <li class="content cell padd">
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            <p>Nullam malesuada, urna ac pretium suscipit, purus est viverra nulla, semper placerat lacus urna in mauris. Integer egestas venenatis commodo. Mauris sagittis rutrum erat, quis tincidunt erat bibendum non. Etiam quis erat diam, at ullamcorper nisl. Suspendisse non convallis ante. Fusce eget augue nunc. Praesent pellentesque commodo est, nec vulputate dolor tincidunt vitae. Ut in pretium felis. Sed rutrum, nisi vel commodo accumsan, ante neque mattis neque, quis convallis magna metus molestie erat. Duis aliquet tempus neque ac vestibulum. Morbi nec lectus in lectus blandit blandit sit amet blandit justo. </p>
            <p>Sed lorem ligula, rhoncus ac ornare vel, vulputate nec dui. Suspendisse id lectus in est aliquam tristique nec et augue. Morbi non quam id lorem sollicitudin gravida ut ut sem. Aenean nec nunc ac enim sodales laoreet sed quis neque. Maecenas auctor feugiat risus, eget porttitor lorem laoreet porttitor. Ut in ipsum non felis bibendum scelerisque convallis ac nibh. Vivamus nec viverra quam. Nam urna justo, eleifend eget semper ut, tristique non nisl. Duis posuere malesuada metus sed aliquam. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Vestibulum nulla tellus, condimentum vitae tincidunt gravida, tristique vel odio. Praesent sed nulla quam, fringilla convallis tellus. Suspendisse potenti. Morbi accumsan elementum placerat. Duis tellus nunc, lacinia non mattis et, varius a magna. Donec consequat viverra massa. Morbi sit amet metus lacus. Curabitur mattis lacinia eros, ac semper nisi dapibus nec. </p>
            <p>Duis et diam sit amet metus aliquet cursus. Vivamus lobortis purus id ante accumsan tincidunt. Ut auctor sodales velit, imperdiet aliquet dui facilisis eu. Mauris porta pulvinar tortor ut mattis. Nullam congue sapien ut est luctus egestas. Curabitur eget neque augue. Donec a lacus sed purus consectetur euismod. Vivamus ut odio magna. Class aptent taciti sociosqu ad litora torquent per conubia nostra, per inceptos himenaeos. Donec sagittis dui ac odio convallis vel iaculis nibh rutrum. Donec porttitor sapien vel ipsum lacinia ut tristique ante consequat. In sodales malesuada odio, vitae iaculis dui molestie quis. Mauris eu magna at eros viverra pretium. Fusce placerat dolor turpis, id imperdiet orci. Proin sed magna aliquet sem accumsan rutrum. Etiam id sagittis purus. </p>
        <li class="menu cell padd">
            <div id="menu1" class="cell padd">
                Column 1
            <div id="menu2" class="cell padd">
                Column 2
                <li>Punkt 1</li>
                <li>Punkt 2</li>
                <li>Punkt 3</li>

Here is the CSS:

.container { display:table-row; }
.container .content { width:auto; background-color:#B0B0B0; display:table-cell;}
.container .menu { background:none repeat scroll 0 0 #FFFFEC; display:table-cell; width:350px; }
#menu1 { width:200px; float: left; margin-left: 5px; height:200px; }
#menu2 { width:100px; float: left; margin-left: 5px; height:200px; }

/* Misc */
.table { border: 1px solid #7777A0; }
.row { border: 1px solid #777799; background-color: #A000A0; }
.cell { border: 1px solid black; background-color: white; }
.padd { margin:4px; }

The problem should be obvious when opened in Firefox, the menu column on the right pushes the text in the left column down for some reason.

It looks correct in Opera. The example uses a list, but can be replaced by divs (makes no difference).

Am I doing something illegal in the stylesheet to provoke this behavior?

Ps. it also looks completely rubbish in IE8.


For whatever reason, adding on .cell just vertical-align: top will sort out the vertical alignment problem.

It looks horrendous in IE8 because you forgot to add a doctype - and so IE8 is rendering in Quirks Mode.

You should add a doctype, such as the HTML5 doctype. You should change the top lines to these:

<!DOCTYPE html>

Both problems should now be fixed.

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