Internet Explorer Hacks

Internet Explorer Hacks
Nikhil
Published on 2021-07-09 07:09:47

Adding Inline Block support to IE6 and IE7


display: inline-block;

The display property with the value of inline-block is not supported by Internet Explorer 6 and 7. A workaround for this is:

zoom: 1;
*display: inline;

The zoom property triggers the hasLayout feature of elements, and it is available only in Internet Explorer. The *display makes sure that the invalid property executes only on the affected browsers. Other browsers will simply ignore the rule.

 

High Contrast Mode in Internet Explorer 10 and greater


In Internet Explorer 10+ and Edge, Microsoft provides the -ms-high-contrast media selector to expose the "High Contrast" setting from the browser, which allows the programmer to adjust their site's styles accordingly.

The -ms-high-contrast selector has 3 states: active, black-on-white, and white-on-black. In IE10+ it also had a none state, but that is no longer supported in Edge going forward.

Examples

@media screen and (-ms-high-contrast: active), (-ms-high-contrast: black-on-white) {
.header{
background: #fff;
color: #000;
}
}

This will change the header background to white and the text color to black when high contrast mode is active and it is in black-on-white mode.

@media screen and (-ms-high-contrast: white-on-black) {
.header{
background: #000;
color: #fff;
}
}

Similar to the first example, but this specifically selects the white-on-black state only and inverts the header colors to a black background with white text.

 

Internet Explorer 6 & Internet Explorer 7 only


To target Internet Explorer 6 and Internet Explorer 7, start your properties with *:

.hide-on-ie6-and-ie7 {
*display : none; // This line is processed only on IE6 and IE7
}

Non-alphanumeric prefixes (other than hyphens and underscores) are ignored in IE6 and IE7, so this hack works for any unprefixed property: value pair.

 

Internet Explorer 8 only


To target Internet Explorer 8, wrap your selectors inside @media screen { }:

@media screen {
.hide-on-ie8 {
display : none;
}
}

Everything between @media screen { } is processed only by I

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