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    Hi, you're right, I didn't really consider IE5/mac when doing these changes. In fact, I generally don't really give IE5/mac much consideration.

    I'm sure someone is gonna disagree with this attitude - accessibility for all is certainly not something I want to underrate - but practically speaking, how many users to you realistically expect to visit the site in question using IE5 on a mac? Microsoft ended support for it in 2005, and if I'm not mistaken it hadn't been updated for years by that time, so it really is pretty ancient. Without having done any research on this, I would expect that many sites these days are somewhat broken or even completely unusable in IE5/mac.

    If the site is useable in IE5/mac, albeit visually a bit broken, I would easily settle for that, rather than go out of my way to accommodate the mistakes that some Microsoft programmers made a decade ago and give IE5 users one less reason to upgrade to a modern, fast and secure browser.

    Having said that, I'm sure it is possible to fix this to display correctly for IE5/mac too, if you feel it is worth the effort, or you just see it as a challenge You could have a look at using conditional stylesheets to target only IE6 and IE5 respectively perhaps?

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    I must agree with you. I only added the mac hack bit as it was available, but it created the more problems which I couldn't see!!!

    I stopped using IE 5 (mac) about 5 years ago as it displayed a lot of sites incorrectly. I started using icab (which works fine). I'm now using Safari.

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    I wouldn't worry about making sites work on anything older than IE6!

    The box model hack is a useful one - now that you're aware of the issue, it should be easier to fix problems in the future.

    Another one to watch out for is the IE float double margin bug....if you float left & add a left margin, the margin is doubled in IE6 - setting the display:inline; fixes it.

    These two are the most common compatibility issues that I come across when coding.

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    Hey Marko,

    Apologies for not being able to get back to you... I didn't even get a chance to play around with the css. I was on Holiday and only checking now and again. I am glad that gman was able to fix it for you. Thanks Gman.

    Anyhow, please accept my apologies for promising something that I couldn't fullfil due to my holiday. Not how I wanted to start out on these forums.

    Thanks,
    Jonathan

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