CSS Hack Management
September 24, 2004 at 10:08 PM
Molly Holzschlag authors a great article entitled Strategies for Long-Term CSS Hack Management at informIT. "Using CSS in a contemporary browser? You'll probably need to use a variety of CSS hacks to accomplish the best possible cross-browser compatibility. Molly Holzschlag helps you determine if you need hacks, how to manage them effectively if so, and which hacks you can employ to solve a range of common compatibility problems." [from Digital Media Minute]
I'm disappointed by the continuing effort on hacking your way out of a problem. I recently encountered this solution for emulating max-width: (500/12) * parseInt(document.body.currentStyle.fontSize)? "30em": "auto" ); in IE using properly documented features if IE and wondered (a) why we don't use them in preference to hacks, and (b) if anyone was aware of great limitations in their use which made this question naive?