Improving the CSS 2.1 strict parser for IE 7

Great news from the IE Blog: Improving the CSS 2.1 strict parser for IE 7. Some highlights:

  • The root node selector has been removed, so no more * html CSS hacks. Don't worry too much about all your CSS going nuts because of this - IE7 will have support for the child selector (>), meaning it will apply the rules meant for modern browsers (which IE7 will be by the looks of it). If you really need to single out IE7 you can use conditional comments (which in my opinion is what you should use instead of CSS hacks anyway).
  • Proper support for multi-class selectors. Goodie, because I've started using these more.
  • Improved parsing of pseudo-element selectors. Also a welcome fix.

It really looks like the people on the IE team are serious about making IE 7 a top notch browser.

Now where's the Mac version?

Posted on September 3, 2005 in Browsers, Quicklinks