APEX – Textarea Resizer width issue in IE

Currently I’m developing an application in APEX 4.1 for a target browser of IE6. One of the latest problems I encountered was with the textarea resizer not extending to the full width of the textarea. This was due to APEX automatically adding an inline style to the FIELDSET tag with a very small width. To work around the issue I added the following style to my IE specific stylesheet to overcome the issue:

fieldset.textarea { width:auto !important; }

Luckily the !important flag will override inline styling. Here’s what the symptom looks like: