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CSS for IE 5.5 Service Pack 2? (7 posts)

  1. poons15
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Unbelievable as it may be, does anyone know how to modify your CSS specifically for IE 5.5
    I know sometimes if something shows up fine on IE 6 and not on Firefox, you can code such as !important and it will be just read by Firefox.
    Is there anything similar for IE 5.5?
    Thanks!
    Poonam

  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    IE5.5 has it's own very peculiar - and very annoying - 'features'.
    For me, the better way to code is to work to standards first, then bring in the IE hacks after (though it's usually during).
    If you have any specific issues, point us at the CSS and we'll see what we can do.

  3. Joshua Sigar
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    The following is what you need to accommodate for IE5.
    http://www.positioniseverything.net/articles/box-model.html

  4. poons15
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I tried the link that you given above but it didn't help. The problem is that I have three columns. My left column is too wide in IE 5.5 so I need to fix it. So I tried the code given in that link:
    * html div#leftbar {
    width: 50px;
    w\idth: 120px;
    }
    But this didn't work. Still having the same problem. As you can see that originally the width in IE 6 is 120 px ..and i have reduced it to 50 px but still no change.
    Could anyone help? If you would like to look at the site:
    http://www.neerajpoonam.com/wp

  5. poons15
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Where do I put this conditional statement ? In my CSS?
    What is a doctype? How do I specify it? More guidance will be helpful.
    Thank you.

  6. ohdear
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    The conditional statement should be placed in the <head> section.
    And you can read more about doctype -
    http://www.w3schools.com/tags/tag_doctype.asp

  7. poons15
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I tried the conditional statement as well. It also does not work. Still the same problem. I created a conditional statement, as you said, for IE 5.5 and then created a new css just for it specifically to fix the problem. But the problem still continued.
    Any other ideas?

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