[thelist] CSS2 Child selectors in IE5/Win

Joshua Olson joshua at alphashop.net
Mon Apr 9 23:22:50 CDT 2001


I am running IE5.0 and the example given seems to work.

Simon, I appreciate you taking the time to share this information with us.
I may end up using it in the future.  It does strike me as strange that
Microsoft got so close to implementing it correctly, but didn't get it quite


> -----Original Message-----
> From: thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org
> Subject: RE: [thelist] CSS2 Child selectors in IE5/Win
> > I noticed recently that IE5/Win does seem to support CSS2
> > Child selectors,
> > but only if the elements are separated by white space. i.e.
> > body>div won't
> > work but body > div will. I thought it was generally accepted (for
> > example
> > http://www.webreview.com/style/css2/charts/selectors.shtml) that
> > IE5/Win and IE5.5/Win didn't support Child Selectors, but this example
> > suggests otherwise:
> >
> > http://members.evolt.org/astro38/cssexample.html
> >
> > Anyone know what the deal is?
> Um...maybe you had Mozilla open when you did this, child selectors aren't
> supported in IE 5.
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