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Will this CSS ever work in IE6

I have a website listed below, that in IE6, the CSS menus do not display properly.  Even after adding a doctype, the menus still only work in IE7+.  All I want to know is if there is some simple code that will make the CSS drop down menus work in IE6.  If not, I'll simply display a browser warning.  Thank you.

Link: http://dugamedia.com/brlax/wwwroot/template.cfm
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JosephEricDavisCommented:
IE6 tends to be very difficult to design for.  Trying to be cross browser compatible and include IE6 in your support makes the development process a nightmare.  It actually tells a lot that Microsoft has actually stopped supporting IE6 as well.

If you do still need to support IE6 then the best way I have found is to write some additional CSS that targets IE6 specifically.  This can be done by using '* html' at the beginning of a css class to flag it for IE6 only.

An example of this would be...

.exampleClass
{
   width:500;
   margin:5px;
}

* html .exampleClass
{
   margin:3px;
}

Based on the nature of cascading style sheets, the '* html' will overwrite the margin in the example class and it will only happen for IE6.  Make sure that you place a space in between the * and the html and a space between the html and the dot at the beginning of your class name.

You can also do this for IDs...

#exampleID
{
   width:500;
   margin:5px;
}

* html #exampleID
{
   margin:3px;
}
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