Amazingly enough, apparently there was still one IE6 user who didn’t yet know that to get around the bug in IE’s handling of the CSS that most Movable Type templates use, you just have to hit F11 twice, since someone told Charles Miller that his page wasn’t working.
At the moment I can’t offer a cure, since* the solution to that bug that I thought I was using, adding an XML declaration (which bizarrely enough puts IE6 in quirks mode), seems not to be working anymore. That would be bad enough, but since mousing over a nice title that’s down below the sidebar, after you’ve F11ed the bug out of the way, reinstates the bug and jerks you up to the bottom of the sidebar, making links in any posts down there completely useless, I really need to find some other solution. After all, IE6 is only a year and a half old now, and it has only partly broken support for five year old technology, so it’s still too early to abandon support for it completely. Isn’t it?
* I can’t offer a cure, but within minutes RKB could, and did: a simple
height: 100%; in the
#links definition, and IE6 is stylin’ without the sickening lurch up to the bottom of the sidebar when you mouseover a link. Thanks!
(While you are over there, take a look at his “How to Improve Comment Visibility” howto (well, at the feature itself, really), in case I decide that we’re a democracy around here, and ask for opinions before I throw it into the mix. I’m a bit concerned about how you lot are all so fond of your full names (and I suppose I run to more letters than any of you) – it looks pretty damn slick with just first names and initials, but I suspect that twenty or thirty first-and-lasts would make a big block that your eyes would just skip right over.)