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Damn You, Microsoft. Again.

Vince pointed out that gneech.com breaks in IE 6, and he's correct. I usually make my "hack the CSS to make MS's crappy browsers work" in IE 6 because that's the browser I have at work ... it totally slipped my mind that my browser at home is IE 7. So when I applied all of my "hack the CSS to make MS's crappy browsers work" to gneech.com at home, I forgot that I was only half done.

So now I'm working on it remotely from my work computer, and have it all hacked up so it works in IE 6 -- and it's breaking Firefox.

DAMN YOU, MICROSOFT!

*siiiiiiigh*

-The Gneech

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exatron
Sep. 9th, 2007 01:52 pm (UTC)
I have a hack (technically two, but they go together) that might help; although, I've heard that it stopped working with IE7.

/* Hides from IE5-mac \*/
* html Your CSS rule goes here
/* End hide from IE5-mac */


The gist of the hack is that IE6 and earlier think that the html element has an unnamed parent, accessible with the wildcard, while other browsers see html as the root of the document.

Unfortunately, IE for the Mac doesn't have some of its sibling's problems, so you need one final hack to make things work correctly there. If you put a backslash at the end of a comment, IE-mac will escape the comment close, causing the comment to run until the next comment close.
winterknight01
Sep. 9th, 2007 02:51 pm (UTC)
Sadly, the only way of doing things that I've heard is guaranteed to work in all situations is to actually write three separate stylesheets: One standards-compliant one for Opera/Safari/Firefox, one containing all the hacks to make it work in IE6, and another containing the (often totally different) hacks to make it work in IE7. Then determine which one to send by using javascript to examine the user-agent string.
cerisewolf
Sep. 9th, 2007 03:15 pm (UTC)
New AMD dual core. New motherboard. New XP install.

Download updated IE7.

crash.

crash.

crash.


$#^@%&*@&^&@$



Download firefox.



(true story)
vik_thor
Sep. 9th, 2007 09:43 pm (UTC)
just a note to let you know it works in Safari, Camino and Firefox (Mac).
vik_thor
Sep. 9th, 2007 09:44 pm (UTC)
(and I like your favicon. :)
rhanlav
Sep. 9th, 2007 10:48 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I noticed the page wasn't quite working when I hit it with IE6 a day or two ago but I forgot to mention it.

--Salen
thirdhorse
Sep. 9th, 2007 11:01 pm (UTC)
Perhaps it is time to quit supporting MSIE ?
c_eagle
Sep. 10th, 2007 09:52 am (UTC)
eeeeeeeep. I hope you kin get it worked out... getting full functionality is a challenging task... :9
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