Opened 10 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

#9345 closed bug (cantfix)

Resizable causes unexpected size changing with specific font size. [IE8]

Reported by: akatsuki Owned by: akatsuki
Priority: minor Milestone: none
Component: ui.resizable Version: 1.10.3
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:


At every beginning of resizing element, it's size changes unexpectedly in IE 8.
If there is a "alsoresize" element, and repeat resizing of the resizable element,
the delta of their sizes get different.

It occurs only when the resizable element's font-size is specific size,
and I found the font sizes may be odd-numbered pixels.

Do I have any workarounds or patches?

working demo and source:

how to reproduce:

Drag the resize handle.

OS: Windows 7


  • IE 8.0.7601.17514 -> incorrect
  • IE 8.0.7601.17514 with standard IE 7 document mode -> correct
  • IE 8.0.7601.17514 with Quirks document mode -> correct
  • chrome 27.0.1453.94 m -> correct

versions tested:

  • jQuery 1.10.0 and jQuery UI 1.10.3
  • jQuery 1.7.2 and jQuery UI 1.8.22

Change History (8)

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by tj.vantoll

Owner: set to akatsuki
Status: newpending

Hi akatsuki,

Thanks for taking the time to contribute to the jQuery UI project. I'm believe that I see the problem you're referring to, but having an alsoResize element within a resizable seems like a very strange thing to be doing.

Is there a reason you need this approach? I can add height: 100% to the inner div, and remove the {{{alsoResize}}] and this works fine in IE8.

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by akatsuki

Status: pendingnew

Hi tj.vantoll,

Thanks for taking your time.

Well, let me show you another demo. It's what I want to do. I'm using jQuery UI Dialog and the option value "resizable: true".

Dialog's resizable option seems to be using Resizable's "alsoResize" option.
So I tested the 1st demo, found the same behavior on it, and created this ticket.

If there are some workarounds for Dialog's behavior, it'll also be acceptable one for me.

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by tj.vantoll

Status: newpending

Can you confirm that the problem is not present when a pixel based padding is used: I have a feeling this is caused by some subpixel rounding in IE < 9.

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by akatsuki

Status: pendingnew

Yes, a pixel based padding makes it expected. Thanks a lot for telling me about the subpixel rounding. We finally decided to use 3px padding without using default .2em padding of theme.

To make our decision more reliable, I investigate the cause of behavior. There are two causes.

For example in the last fiddle,
3.1px padding makes it unexpected. If the fractional part of padding and border (whether it's computed or not) is lower than 5, the computed height or width is rounded down by IE8 and it makes the element 1px smaller. On the other hand, IE7 ignores fractional part of padding, so it looks stable.

0.5em padding that is computed to 15px in total should makes it expected. But there is another one. jQuery.css() computes 0.5em padding to 8px in IE < 9. IE8 computes 0.5em padding to 7.5px when it computes offsetWidh, offsetHeight. The difference makes resizable element 1px smaller. On the other hand, IE7 always computes fractional em padding to integer, so it looks stable.

... I hope my English represents my thought.

comment:5 Changed 10 years ago by tj.vantoll

Status: newpending

Hi akatsuki,

Apologies for the late response. It sounds like the problem is that core's outerHeight and outerWidth are returning different values in IE8 than other browsers because of the offsetHeight and offsetWidth. Is that correct?

If so might you be able to create a test case that just shows this.

Thanks for your help.

comment:6 Changed 10 years ago by akatsuki

Status: pendingnew


Thanks for your response. Here are test cases of my last response.

first one:
Setting width or height property of IE8 DOM always rounds down the sub-pixels(but offsetWidth/Height are rounded).
If the element style is "width:100px;padding:1.2px;", jQuery width() returns 99.6px(offsetWidth is 102, total padding is 2.4) and Resizable sets the value to width property. Then the width will be 99px that is 1px smaller than actual one.

second one:
jQuery css() returns em padding values differently in IE8 than other browsers.
"curCss" function in jQuery core always returns computed padding as rounded integer in IE. But IE8 supports fractional paddings, and computes offsetWidth/Height without rounding them. It makes the result of with() or height() unexpedted too(not outerWidth/Height).

I can't find them bug or by design for this library. If there are any unclear point in my description, I'll try to describe it.

comment:7 Changed 10 years ago by tj.vantoll

Resolution: cantfix
Status: newclosed

Thanks for the detailed reply. Since the difference is occurring in css/width/height this is really a core problem and not a UI one.

I'll create a core ticket for this. Thanks again.

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