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  • Resolved Spencer Hill


    Heya – so I thought I’d build a nice CSS navigation that’s cross-browser, turns out it’s not functional in IE6, surprise surprise.

    I’m just using ul’s and I’m not really sure why it’s not displaying on hover. Is the li:hover attribute not supported in IE6?


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  • You might need to use tables along with CSS (shudder). The way I did it is using conditional comments and tables, with the tables featuring only for IE6. Check here. You can see the source code too. I am open to better suggestions.

    Christine Rondeau


    Volunteer Forum Moderator

    I don’t think that using tables is needed to make dropdowns work in IE6.
    I haven’t looked at IE 6 in a long time, but I know I did when I worked on

    Have a look at the source code and see if you can grab the code i used there. You will most likely need a style sheet for IE6, just to get the alignment right.

    Hm… I appreciate the examples, though I’m trying to avoid ripping apart and rebuilding what I’ve already done. And from what I can see, it’s the same approach. Should I share the code that is applicable? Thanks!



    Forum Moderator

    You can add a remedial sheet for IE6 without touching anything you’ve already done.

    WordPress and Conditional Comment CSS

    No, IE6 doesn’t support li:hover. The best solution is to use javascript to emulate this for users of IE6. See for one way of doing this.

    – Tim

    You must see it.

    Oh I know about using a remedial stylesheet, that’s not my problem. I just don’t know what’s wrong with my CSS, but techno – I think you pinpointed the issue – which is IE6 will require javascript for the drop down. Thanks! I’ll post my solution here.

    Novinar – what is that?


    Okay – so this was confirmed as an issue that IE6 simply doesn’t have capabilities for. IE6 requires Javascript to perform this. Though it works in FF/Safari/IE7+

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