[thelist] linked css file in IE4

Peter-Paul Koch gassinaumasis at hotmail.com
Thu Mar 6 09:56:00 CST 2003

>That was it. Did you discover this by accident?

Yes, completely by accident. I can't remember all the details, but I saw a
similar problem in IE4, started removing blocks of styles to see which one
caused the problems and finally, after two hours of trying, found out about
the asterisks.

>It never would have occurred to me to even try that. Thank you so much for
>the tip!

Moral of this story: if you've got a really weird problem and normal
solutions don't seem to help, try something weird.

> > Are there lots of comments in your style sheet, using lots of asterisks?
> > Like
> >
> > /********************* HERE STARTS PART 2 *******************/
> >
> > Long, long ago I had a similar problem, deleted one asterisk from the
>comment line and the style worked in IE4.

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