When it comes to coding IE6 through IE8 one is faced with the same issues that Flash developers run away from. One tool that can be used to tame Internet Explorer is a IE8 + meta tag
<meta http-equiv=”X-UA-Compatible” content=”IE=EmulateIE7″>
IE=EmulateIE6 causes all internet browsers commonly in use to render as IE6. With IE7 being a minority.