Problems with page breaks in Firefox

Posted: July 7, 2008 in Computing

A little note for all of my web development brethren:

If you’re having problems with page breaks in Firefox (but not in IE or Safari), take a close look at your containers. The “overflow” can affect the page breaks (I had an overflow:hidden on a div, and Firefox was trying to keep it all together). Firefox won’t even listen to the page-break-after/before statements if you have an overflow on the parent object. Changing that container to an overflow:visible in my print style sheet allowed Firefox to paginate properly.

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