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Tanuj Kumar

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Posted on    November-06-2014 1:03 AM

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How to display title (not as HTML comment) for IE6 only, if this line of code <a title="" href="#">some text</a> is in xsl file?

The options below don't work:

<a <![CDATA[[if IE 6]>title="hi"<![endif]]]> href="#">some text</a>


<a &lt;![if IE 6]&gt;"title="hi"&lt;![endif]&gt; href="#">some text</a>


Royce Roy
Royce Roy

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Posted on    November-06-2014 3:15 AM

I'm not aware of any conditional IE constructs other than those given in an HTML comment. To insert comments in XSL, you use <xsl:comment>:

<xsl:comment><![CDATA[[if IE 6]>
    Special instructions for IE 6 here
    <![endif]
    ]]>
</xsl:comment>

There is a specific reason why the CDATA follows the <xsl:comment on the same line here. IE does not recognize these comments unless the characters <!--[if IE 6]> are contiguous on a single line. The remaining portions, including the endif, can apparently be spread out onto succeeding lines.

However, since you cannot put an HTML comment in the middle of a tag, as you were trying to do. Therefore, you will have to provide alternate versions of the entire <a> tag:

<xsl:comment><![CDATA[[if IE 6]>
    <a title="hi" href="#">some text</a>
    <![endif]]]>
</xsl:comment>

<xsl:comment><![CDATA[[if gt IE 6]>
    <a href="#">some text</a>
    <![endif]]]>
</xsl:comment>

However, please note this MS link:

Important As of Internet Explorer 10, conditional comments are no longer supported by standards mode.


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