Tantek on CSS hacks

You can’t possibly consider yourself an expert wielder of HTML and CSS unless you’ve read this excellent history, explication, and analysis of CSS hacks. Even master practitioners of Wilbur need to read it. Especially master practitioners of Wilbur.

I was intrigued by the suggestion that hacks are supposed to look ugly to discourage you from using them. Bit of an ex post facto rationalization, I think!

Paul commented on Tue Sep 26 09:21:46 2006:

Those arent hacks as in hacking-into-the-server, but hacks as in hacking-up-a-clever-solution. See Wikipedia for more.