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Explorer 6 WinXP SP 2 crashes on a combination of Strict Mode, padding, position: relative and white-space: nowrap if you set a page containing all these elements as your home page.
This is a complicated bug, please read the explanation carefully.

Test page. Workaround is included.
Reported by Karen Stevenson.

(Orphaned), Explorer 5-6 Windows | Reported on 25 November 2004.


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Posted by Thomas Goyne on 4 December 2004


This page triggers a freeze, not a crash for me (and makes spybot's protection stuff go insane, with about 50 notifications of registry changes. Presumably these are related.)

Posted by Anonymous on 19 May 2005


This works to make it freeze:
Doctype Strict
ul { padding:5px; }
li { position:relative; padding:5px; display:inline; white-space:nowrap; }

If you use body and p, instead of ul and li, it happens inconsistently, so there is something more here.

Demo page is down, so here's one:

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