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MattyUK
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Hi

I have a difficult layout that only began working in IE6.0 and Firefox when I took out the XML declaration thus putting IE6.0 into standards mode and thus not using the broken box model.

Trouble is I need it to work on IE5.5 as well.

I have no experience with the various hacks/bugs/workarounds but would be grateful if someone could talk me through in simple steps the method of getting this to work in IE5.5 if possible.

I could also use some feedback on if I have the best/correct doctype selected.

My goal is to contain everything in a single CSS file even if it contains browser only sections or properties due to the work arounds.

My latest attempt: http://195.10.244.171/Temp/almostworks.htm

Fellow forum member Stu helped me put this together and I believe it is possible to get it to work in IE5.5 but haven't been able to grasp the too brief explanations as to how.

Yours hopefully
MattyUK

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HowTo request: IE5.5 support to counter broken box model.

Hi Matty

Go to

www.positioniseverything.net for a full and varied way to combat the broken box.

Trevor

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HowTo request: IE5.5 support to counter broken box model.

Wow. Great site. very useful. Thanks. Will try getting my brain around it.

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HowTo request: IE5.5 support to counter broken box model.

Have a look at your post in CSS Knowledge Base.

I have listed links to further attempts.

It's not what you do it's the way that you do it.
So do it with STYLE
http://www.s7u.co.uk