By Deane Barker on September 28, 2004 This guy made an “IE7” patch for Internet Explorer that uses JavaScript to force IE to honor CSS features like min-width, :first-child, [attr=value], etc.

Here’s the good news: it works. It comes with a series of test pages that prove it’s doing what it should be doing — imagine, all the selectors and rules you’ve ever wanted in CSS, supported in IE. Heaven.

Here’s the bad news: in Windows XP, Service Pack 2, you constantly get the Information Bar warning you about “active content.” Tragic.



  1. Calling it a ‘patch’ is a bit of a misnomer . It doesn’t ‘patch’ the IE executable, its an external javascript behaviour layer which changes the way IE handles things. Without javascript enabled, the ‘patch’ won’t work.

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