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Richard:-
That is utter genius... transparent borders in IE have always been a very big stumbling block for me. Great!
(20.06.2007, 15:05)

Richard:-
...and so bloody simple!
(20.06.2007, 15:06)

John Gunther:-
Stu,

Thanks a lot for your star demo. This is exactly what I need: a way to get transparent borders in IE6. Am planning to make a more careful study of your code.

If at all possible, I'd love to see a less impressive but more helpful for me example that applies the technique to a plain vanilla box model. Something like the other example you have on your site where you illustrate that IE7's transparent border is a bit different than the CSS standard way of doing it, by showing how the top-border changes differently.

Also, in the basic description section, I get the general idea that a dashed border leaves a transparent gap, but how do you prevent the dash marks themselves from appearing? A careful reading of the CSS would likely reveal this to me, but if you can explain it in a line or two, in the text section, some of us would be less puzzled.

Wonderful site.

John
(21.11.2007, 18:27)

John Gunther:-
Stu,

Works great on IE6--thanks! But I found that if I remove the DOCTYPE line at the top, it doesn't work anymore.

I might need to do this kind of thing on a quirks mode page. Is this possible?

Also, noticed this IE6 weirdness: if you replace the "dashed" with "dotted" in the CSS, you add 4 (100px or so diameter) black disks.

John
(22.11.2007, 03:50)



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