Justin Rogers wrote a post on IEBlog about improving the CSS 2.1 strict parser for IE 7. IE 7 skips
* html selectors in strict mode. I wonder what happens if you use the “comment before
doctype” hack to get IE 6 in quirks mode.
<!-- IE6 in quirks --> <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
I anticipate that IE 7 will render in strict mode using the above hack.
Update: Using this hack will cause IE 7 to render in quirks mode according to John A. Bilicki.