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Hi.

My employer created a CSS file with some weird styles that I don't understand. Maybe you can help me? Take for example the following:

body {
	margin: 0;
	padding: 0;
	color: #000;
	background-color: #FFF;
}
* html body {
	text-align: center;
}

Why is the "* html body" style not included with the one above?

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it's an IE6 hack... probably

it's an IE6 hack... probably a misconception on how to center a design.

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Interesting! Ok. There must

Interesting! Ok. There must be a better way to deal with this? ...in the interest of the apparent requirement from my employer to still support this very old and broken browser?

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It's a very old hack used to

It's a very old hack used to get around IE in quirks mode being unable to center block elements with auto margins; it is pretty much redundant nowadays.

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