[thelist] bad css in IE? help please...

Viveka Weiley viveka.weiley at gmail.com
Sun Dec 12 20:24:26 CST 2004

Hi all,

I'm just wondering why http://www.karmanaut.com/clients/capegallery/
looks just as I'd expect it to in Firefox, but utterly wrong in IE6.
Have I missed an end tag, screwed up an important declaration, or is
IE really this bad?
For example, this line:
<h2><b class="artist">Melissa Hirsch</b> <em class="title">precious
(I realise I should use strong instead of b, OK, but I don't think
that's the problem) -
should be given some definition by these declarations in the
stylesheet at

specifically these lines:

.artist {
    color: #FF7800;
    letter-spacing: .1em;

.title {
    font-family:Georgia,"Times New Roman",Times;
    color: #758F9C;
    font-weight: normal;
   letter-spacing: .1em;

h2 {
    margin-bottom: -.5em;

so, orange text for the artist, bluegrey serif italic for the title.
But not in IE - I get it all in a dark grey sans-serif. Where is this
coming from?

Also, I would have though that:

h1 {
    font-variant: small-caps;
    font-size: 1.5em;
    margin-bottom: -.8em;

would get me small caps for anything in an H1 - and it does in
Firefox, but not in IE.

Any clues would be much appreciated.


Viveka Weiley, Karmanaut.http://www.karmanaut.com
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