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The following XHTML and the attached CSS works fine in most browsers; however, in some browsers such as IE 6 it gets all out of whack. Is there anyway I can optimize this code to work in IE 6 and beyond. A working example of this code can be found here: http://www.emarketbuilders.com/portfolio/

<div class="holder" style="margin-bottom:10px ">
  <div class="pcontainer">
    <div class="pphoto"></div>
    <div class="ptext">
      <div class="arrowlink" style="float:right ">
      </div>
    </div>
  </div>
</div>
.holder{overflow:auto}
div#pcontatiner{float: left; width: 501px; margin: 10px 0px 0px 0px}
div.pphoto{float: left; width: 150px; margin:10px 5px 10px 10px}
div.ptext{float: left; width: 331px; margin: 10px 0px 10px 0px}

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remove the float for ie6
<!--[if lte IE 6]>
<style type="text/css">
.holder{overflow:auto}
div#pcontatiner{width: 501px; margin: 10px 0px 0px 0px}
div.pphoto{width: 150px; margin:10px 5px 10px 10px}
div.ptext{width: 331px; margin: 10px 0px 10px 0px}
</style>
<![endif]-->

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by:EMB01
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Do I stick that right in the CSS so the end result would be as attached?
.holder{overflow:auto}
div#pcontatiner{float: left; width: 501px; margin: 10px 0px 0px 0px}
div.pphoto{float: left; width: 150px; margin:10px 5px 10px 10px}
div.ptext{float: left; width: 331px; margin: 10px 0px 10px 0px}
<!--[if lte IE 6]>
<style type="text/css">
.holder{overflow:auto}
div#pcontatiner{width: 501px; margin: 10px 0px 0px 0px}
div.pphoto{width: 150px; margin:10px 5px 10px 10px}
div.ptext{width: 331px; margin: 10px 0px 10px 0px}
</style>
<![endif]-->

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blatantwaste earned 500 total points
ID: 24023379
No, that would go in the head of your page between the <head> and </head> tags... so it would look like:
<html>
<head>
<title>Blah</title>
<style type="text/css">
These are your normal styles here...
</style>
 
<!--[if lte IE 6]>
<style type="text/css">
.holder{overflow:auto}
div#pcontatiner{width: 501px; margin: 10px 0px 0px 0px}
div.pphoto{width: 150px; margin:10px 5px 10px 10px}
div.ptext{width: 331px; margin: 10px 0px 10px 0px}
</style>
<![endif]-->
</head>
<body>
body stuff...
</body>
</html>

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by:EMB01
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That means the browser knows to render that CSS if it's IE6 instead of the CSS that exists further down the page? Where can I read more about that type of stuff (<!--[if lte IE 6]>)?
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by:blatantwaste
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that basically says if the browser is Less Than or Equal to Internet Explorer 6, then apply whatever is contained within the "if" statement...

You can read more about it here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms537512.aspx
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Thanks for your help!
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