bah.. so I want to fix the width of some dropdown boxes.. it will usually (though not always) be smaller than the width of the text in them. Firefox and Opera handle this fine, expanding the actual list of options when you activate it so you can see everything. IE 6 and 7 however don’t expand when you activate it so the list is just cutoff and looks sloppy.
granted it’s not part of the css standard. So IE is actually behaving properly with CSS.. you’d just think MS would go the extra mile for usability.. well ok, maybe not.