See this fiddle (highcharts 4.2.4): http://jsfiddle.net/onemenny/2bf9cL7a/
When you minimize the chart width (increase the code pane size), the data labels of the bar charts will stand still
Upgrade to highcharts 4.2.7/5.0.2, now when you minimize the labels disappear, it seems that the wrapping div inline style of "left" keeps changing instead of sticking to 0.
There is some custom HTML inside the labels so I'm not sure where the problem arises. Why not use the raw text directly? http://jsfiddle.net/highcharts/2bf9cL7a/2/
Not wanting to sound rude - I don't want raw text (one reason is css ellipsis) I need HTML.
The HTML is very plain, just a div with some simple styles
Okay, fair point!
Regression since c6eeb80
Fixed #5899, HTML label bounding box was cached when a width was set …
…in inner HTML.