I often have to put CSS hacks in my HTML (thank you IE6), and when I do, I usually refer to this simple set of rules to help me determine what browsers I need the hack to work for.
Essentially, it boils down to this:
1) A dot in front of a style will cause the style to only be read by IE 6 and IE 7.
2) An underscore in front of the style will cause the style to only be read by IE 6.
margin-top: 1px; /* All Browsers */ .margin-top: 2px; /* Read by IE6 and IE7 only */ _margin-top: 3px; /* Read by IE6 only */
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