When I have the following !DOCTYPE tag in the index.html file I use to load the flex swf file(s) both FireFox and Orical browsers both become horizontally shortened. When the tag removed everything works fine. Given that the !DOCTYPE tag is necessary for good html I'd really like to know what's going on.
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
Good info on that site about HTML, unfortunatly it had nothing new for me. I did double check and everything and I was doing things the way they recomend.
I'm really bothered that this is happening. The DOCTYPE tag should be used and it should not have this effect when added to the HTML generated by the Flex Builder. Additionally the new Flash Builder does have the DOCTYPE tag in its generated HTML and this is very worrisome.