CSS hack for IE8 Standards Mode

Well, someone had to find one eventually…:-)

IE8 Standards-Mode Only:

.test { color /*\**/: blue\9 }

All IE versions, including IE8 Standards Mode:

.test { color: blue\9 }

You should probably use conditional comments instead, but sometimes a good old-fashioned CSS hack can get you out of a bind (especially when you don’t want to have to grab another external stylesheet).

The hacks should be cascaded like this for best results:

.test
color: green;

.test
color /*\**/: red\9

.test
*color: blue;
_color: pink;

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Posted on September 29, 2009, in Web Dev and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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