I recently solved a CSS problem that was causing me to repeatedly pound my head against the desk, and honestly the desk has already sustained quite a bit of damage from previous head banging incidents.
I was surprised to learn that I got completely different behavior between Internet Explorer 5.00.2920.0000 on Windows 2000 and
Internet Explorer 5.00.2919.6307 on Windows 98. Ok, I wasn’t exactly surprised, more like annoyed by the CSS bugs in MSIE. I don’t know if it had anything to do with the differences between Windows 2000 and Windows 98, or was fully the result of the 0.00.0001.3693 revision. Perhaps they fixed a single bug and release a new version.
Anyway, the next time MSIE 5.xx.xxxx.xxxx is giving you CSS problems, curse a bit, bang your head against the desk, and then try rearranging the elements in your CSS file… And if that doesn’t work, just repeat the process until it does.
(Of course it’s always a good time to switch to a Gecko-based browser like Mozilla…)