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Re: Internet Explorer 6.0 and friend requests



I used a conditional comment to include a couple of extra style rules to enable the friend requests – it was a bit of a kludge but seems to have dome the trick – could be improved considerably, but I decided to upgrade my installation and deal with whatever problems the new theme has with IE6 rather than waste time on fixing it completely. Here is the conditional comment from my header.php template:

<!--[if lte IE 6]><link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="screen" href="<?php bloginfo('stylesheet_directory') ?>/_inc/css/ie6.css" /><![endif]-->

Note that I am using a modified child theme, so all stylesheets are in {theme folder}_inc/css/

And here is the stylesheet itself:

/* holly hack to make disappearing things reappear (PEEK-A-BOO) */

* html .internal-page #content {



/* action buttons are weirdly off page (possible double margins somewhere?) */

* html div.action {




Although the link to statistics is roughly correct (10% of internet users still use IE6), the rest of the stats for other browsers is a little distorted by the fact that these stats relate to the w3schools site – other figures show a significantly decreased market share for Firefox, which is kind of understandable considering the nature of the w3schools site.

However, I think it is irresponsible to have such a basic feature inaccessible to 10% of your users, let alone the 37% of users of my installation who still use this antiquated piece of **** for reasons I shan’t go into here. I hope the new templates for 1.2 are tested a bit more thoroughly

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