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    Luckily enough IE6 will not be around for too much longer

    At least, not for small fish hehe

    Google on the other hand will support IE6 for years to come...

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    Quote Originally Posted by oddz View Post
    Before somebody new comes along and decides to use this method there is one stipulation. That stipulation is that IE5 and IE6 do not support multiple class selectors. If you place multiple classes on a element and try to select it in those browsers the elements class will be equal to the last class. Therefore, you can't use combined classes in those browsers. So if you care about IE6 chances are you wouldn't want to use the method being discussed.
    I disagree. Because the multiple class names are used for more purposes that just styling the page; you can account for IE's peccadillos by placing the page styling class name as the very last one.
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    Well if you intend on using multiple class selectors in IE6 and IE5 your going to end end with multiple heart aches. They can be used, but unintentional items are going to be selected.

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    you can account for IE's peccadillos by placing the page styling class name as the very last one.
    This is actually a good idea Paul

    @Oddz, if you do style the latter of the 'classes', you will not have to worry about ie5/ie6.

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    However, core concept supporting multiple class reuse is the idea of combining them in to create unique selections, while still being able to reuse names and describe data. In IE6 and IE5 you completely lose that capability.

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    Microsoft have to shoulder a lot of blame for their shoddy web browsers, and where normally people would use a different product, the general public are lumbered with using them so we have to write less than good code in order to prevent sites from crumbling.

    Pardon the rant but sometimes the desire to be able to apply good web standards when coding becomes a niggling tickle at the back of the throat that has to occasionally be expressed.
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    I agree IE(especially <=IE6) is a piece of sh*t, but not much can done about it. Maybe in year or two we can completely forget about IE6 (crosses fingers).

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    IE6 & 7 about split market share right now, so I'd guess the pace of adoption will slow rather than speed up. I think we'll still be dealing with it for 3-5 years.

    Which just to clarify, I think is !@#$!@#$. The whole point of IE7 was to finally give us a relatively compliant browser, and while I was cynical during production, I find that in most cases IE7 looks like FF much more than it looks like IE6. That was more than I ever hoped for, but it makes having to provide bass ackward support for IE6 is just that much more tedious, because that's the ONLY botched browser we're still trying to support.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chroniclemaster1 View Post
    IE6 & 7 about split market share right now, so I'd guess the pace of adoption will slow rather than speed up. I think we'll still be dealing with it for 3-5 years.

    Which just to clarify, I think is !@#$!@#$. The whole point of IE7 was to finally give us a relatively compliant browser, and while I was cynical during production, I find that in most cases IE7 looks like FF much more than it looks like IE6. That was more than I ever hoped for, but it makes having to provide bass ackward support for IE6 is just that much more tedious, because that's the ONLY botched browser we're still trying to support.
    hmm... I am not sure about 3-5 years. I know a huge corp. like google or additional huge corps. will not drop ie6, but smaller companies will drop these before then.

    For instance, if you are employed for a botique web design shop, you will only be coding for ie6 until ie8 gets more widely used.

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    I am hoping

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    no kidding.
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