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Hiding Divs from IE6

Thread began 11/03/2009 6:26 am by SPT | Last modified 11/03/2009 2:47 pm by Justin Nemeth | 1885 views | 5 replies |


Hiding Divs from IE6

So I have a page built that displays correctly in all modern browsers. However in IE6 the right floated div does not float right and throws the page off.

If I could just hide the right and left columns from IE6 it would work fine.

I have tried several bug fixes but nothing works so far .
the page is :

If it would layout correctly in IE6 with a fix/hack that would be great if not could I just make the right and left divs just not display?

I even tried using some php to redirect IE6 to a different page. I guess I did not insert the php correctly because I could never get it to work.

I would not even support IE6 but I know people who still use it...despite my recommendations.

Just so you know, I have spent hours trying stuff before asking.


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Office Guy-172461

Maybe these links will help:

The weird and wonderful world of Internet Explorer

Redirection based on Browser

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Ok I have it working now.

I used the star hack and set the right and left columns to display: none

Incase anyone else wants to use this.
In your CSS file sheet

Add the star
* html
then your rule.

Like this:

* html #TallLeft {display: none}

IE6 sees the star but the other browsers don't.

My page still looks good to IE6 without the columns and I don't need to continue to test and retest to get the columns to line up correctly...they are just gone in IE6.

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Justin Nemeth

That hack will indeed work, but I would recommend use conditional IE comments. It will be cleaner and will only allow IE to run the code you specify within these comments. While its true the hack seems to be ignored by other browsers, using a conditional comment will guarantee it only loads for IE.

Here's an example that would only load this CSS for IE6 and below:

<!--[if lte IE 6]>
<style type="text/css">
#TallLeft {display: none}

Check out this page for more info:


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Once again thanks Justin,

I like the if statement. I just used it to attach a IE style sheet and made my display none code there.

Works good.

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Justin Nemeth

Yeah, that is even better way to do by just conditionally including the entire stylesheet.

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