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Cascading Style Sheets for IE8 including within <Header> ?


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30 August 2010 at 3:01pm (Last edited: 30 August 2010 3:14pm), Community Member, 15 Posts

Does anyone know how I can add in conditional CSS for IE8 for SilverStripe.

I've already looked into &

I have already tested to see whether <!--[if IE]><![endif]--> is functional within the current version of SilverStripe v2.4.1 on Internet Explorer 8.0 with this line of code within <body></body>

<!--[if IE]><p>You are using Internet Explorer.</p><![endif]-->

Which retrieves the output 'You are using Internet Explorer.' when viewed on that particular browser.

Some code which has already been attempted on '' within '<header></header>', the issue the code below has is that when viewed on Internet Explorer it outputs whatever is inside ie.css. And when I view it on Firefox it also outputs whatever is inside ie.css. Which means there is a conflict within the Conditional Comment.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1//EN" "">
<html xmlns="" lang="en" >
      <% base_tag %>
      <link rel="shortcut icon" href="/favicon.ico" />
   <!--[if IE]><% require themedCSS(ie) %><![endif]-->

I've also tried using ..

<!--[if IE]><link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="$project/css/ie.css" /><![endif]-->

The problem is that the link rel cannot find the directory/path of the cascading style sheet for internet explorer, When I click 'View Source Code' in internet explorer the output is...

<!--[if IE]><link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="mysite/css/ie.css" /><![endif]-->

And the difference between my conditional comment and the data within page.php is the other style sheets have the correct path but the $project/css/ie.css doesn't output the correct path.

<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="http://localhost/silverstripe/themes/storeyblue/css/form.css?m=1282270534" />

Thanks for your time! and sorry for the wall of text


30 August 2010 at 4:07pm Community Member, 181 Posts

Try the following in you Page_Controller init() function in Page.php

$theme = SSViewer::current_theme();
$css_path = "themes/$theme/css/";
Requirements::insertHeadTags("<!--[if IE 8]><style type='text/css'>@import url({$css_path}ie.css);</style><![endif]-->");

Put it at the end of the function otherwise it may not cascade correctly. You can change $css_path to use $project if the file is in mysite (or equivalent project directory).




30 August 2010 at 6:14pm (Last edited: 30 August 2010 6:22pm), Community Member, 15 Posts

Thanks alot! TotalNet, the code

Requirements::insertHeadTags("<!--[if IE]><style type='text/css'>@import url(themes/" . SSViewer::current_theme() . "/css/ie.css);</style><![endif]-->");

worked like a charm, now when I view my theme in IE it uses the ie.css and when I view my theme in Firefox it uses the layout.css :)