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HTML SELECT with text-align: right; does not work in Internet Explorer

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I have an HTML SELECT that needs to be right-aligned. When I use text-align: right; it works in Firefox, but not in IE.

I googled a bit and the options I had were:

1. Complete the left side with blank spaces;
2. Use dir="RTL";
3. Use a DHTML select.

I'm not allowed to use solution #2. Solution #1 is a bit messy. Can't use Solution #3 either, unless there's a way to make the DHTML select look exactly like the regular HTML select.

Are there any other ways I could do this?

Thanks!
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IF you mean a select list -- like a drop-down options list -- they are ALWAYS left aligned, there is no native HTML support for centering or right align, and only the odd modern browser will respect right align.

Padding is your best bet with   to get this to render right aligned in all browsers.
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