[thelist] IE 5.0 PC and CSS inline elements

Peter-Paul Koch gassinaumasis at hotmail.com
Fri Oct 4 15:53:01 CDT 2002

>>I am trying to create a horizontal nav bar using A tags and CSS. I have
>>assigned padding, borders, etc. to the tags, but IE 5.0 PC doesn't
>>supportinline padding or border. Are there any CSS workarounds to present
>>different CSS to IE 5.0 PC only, so I don't have to use browser detection
>>or a nav bar of images.
>The Box Model Hack will present different CSS
>to IE5.x.

No, this has nothing at all to do with the box model hack, which is between
IE and the other browsers.

Instead it's exactly the described problem: IE 5.0 Win does not allow you to
set paddings and borders to inline elements, while IE 5.5 Win does allow you

There is no CSS solution, it's simply not possible. I have had the same
problem and finally let it be.


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