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The COLS attribute incorrectly calculates the width of frames in Internet Explorer 8
Article ID: 981303 - View products that this article applies to.
You develop a webpage that uses the COLS attribute to set and retrieve the width of frames in a frameset. When you open this webpage in Windows Internet Explorer 8, the COLS attribute may incorrectly calculate the width of frames.
Note This problem occurs when you specify the width of frames in numbers of pixels. If you use percentage to specify the width of frames, this problem will not occur.
For a sample of code to reproduce this problem, see the "More information" section.
Security update informationTo resolve this problem, install the most recent cumulative security update for Windows Internet Explorer. To do this, visit the following Microsoft website:
http://update.microsoft.comFor more technical information about the most recent cumulative security update for Windows Internet Explorer, visit the following Microsoft website:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/current.aspxNote This update was first included in security update 2360131 (MS10-071). For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2360131/ )MS10-071: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer
Sample code to reproduce this issueThe following is an example of the code that you can use in a frame of a webpage to set and retrieve the width of the frame:
In this example, you have the following three buttons:
For more information about the COLS attribute, visit the following Microsoft website:
Introduction to the COLS attributeFor more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ )Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates