I replaced the 'after rating' message span tags with div's and got it to behave itself.
Thanks for your help with this.
I also made a couple of changes, adding a read only average rating.
A couple of things i notice.
1. Page height in IE(8) is much more than in FF
2. in IE (only), there is a black spot next to the image, don't know what the heck it is
- forget the dot, i know what it is !
i have updated the link