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How do you perform max height in IE6?
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Unfortunately, the only ways to achieve the max-height effect in IE6 are by using IE-specific CSS expressions, which are the equivalent of running JavaScript in a stylesheet, or by using JavaScript itself. Of the two, I recommend using the JavaScript solution as CSS expressions are expensive in terms of processing power and can cause the browser to crash. Both solutions will not function if JavaScript is disabled. Note that this solution is for IE6 only as all other browsers support max-height.

JavaScript

//Plain JavaScript, change the ID and dimensions to suit your code.
var container = document.getElementById('container');
container.style.height = (container.scrollHeight > 199) ? "200px" : "auto";

//An alternative function. Note: for dynamic resizing, attach to the window resize event
function setMaxHeight(elementId, height){
      var container = document.getElementById(elementId);
      container.style.height = (container.scrollHeight > (height - 1)) ? height + "px" : "auto";
}

//Example usage
setMaxHeight('container1', 200);
setMaxHeight('container2', 500);

   1. //Plain JavaScript, change the ID and dimensions to suit your code.
   2. var container = document.getElementById('container');
   3. container.style.height = (container.scrollHeight > 199) ? "200px" : "auto";
   4.
   5. //An alternative function. Note: for dynamic resizing, attach to the window resize event
   6. function setMaxHeight(elementId, height){
   7. var container = document.getElementById(elementId);
   8. container.style.height = (container.scrollHeight > (height - 1)) ? height + "px" : "auto";
   9. }
  10.
  11. //Example usage
  12. setMaxHeight('container1', 200);
  13. setMaxHeight('container2', 500);

Source: http://www.virtuosimedia.com/dev/css/ultimate-ie6-cheatsheet-how-to-fix-25-internet-explorer-6-bugs#max-height
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hello.
according to this http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc351024%28v=vs.85%29.aspx
you cannot! i am not aware of a workaround for it
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