CSS Hacks and Tips For Multiple Browsers And Detection - IE5 will use...
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IE5 will use the first width value of 15em, 5em of which will be taken up by the two sets of padding and border (one each for the left and for the right). This would ultimately give the element a width of 10em in IE5.
The 15em value will then be overridden by the second width value of 10em by all browsers except IE5, which for some reason can't understand CSS commands with empty comment tags either side of the colons. It doesn't look pretty but it does work!
Browser detection for Internet Explorer on the Mac
Quite simply, IE on the Mac does strange things with CSS. The browser's become somewhat obsolete as Microsoft aren't going to be bringing out an updated version. As such, many web developers code their CSS-driven sites so that the site works in IE/Mac, although it may not offer the same level of advanced functionality or design. Provided IE/Mac users can access all areas of the site this is seen as a suitable way of doing things.
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