Mel Hynes (takhisis) wrote,
Mel Hynes
takhisis

Triumph and Tragedy

Me: Soooo... in order to make these dynamic menus do X, I need to use CSS to reference Y with specificity Z. *codey code code*

Firefox, Netscape, and Opera: Z! Ma'am yes ma'am! Hup hup hup!

IE: ...wait, what?

Me: *sigh* Z. See here? Z. No, don't look at my finger, look where I'm pointing!

IE: I don't get it. C?

Me: Z!

IE: There is no V, dude!

Me: *dropkicks things*

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Me: Dear Forums, why the hell isn't this working?

Forums: You need to assign specificity Z, duh.

Me: I. DID. THAT.

Forums: Didn't that work?

Me: No! I've been fighting with it for a day now! For some reason, doing workaround A works, but assigning Z makes IE have brain damage.

Forums: So why not just do workaround A?

Me: Because that breaks the entire rest of the site.

Forums: So why not just assign specificity Z? Duh.

Me: ...I kill you with fire.

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Me: Look, I'm writing out detailed references to Z in every function even remotely related to the one you need. You can find Z from 25 different directions now! Sooooo easy!

IE: Dude, what's this 'Z' you keep babbling about? There is no such thing.

Me: IT IS RIGHT THERE.

IE: No it isn't!

Me: This is NOT a fucking Monty Python sketch!

IE: La la la la...

Me: LOOK! Z's! Z's ABSO-FUCKING-LUTELY EVERYWHERE! YOU ARE MORE PACKED WITH Z THAN A NYTOL PIÑATA!

IE: ...I'm sorry, were you saying something?

Me: All right, fine, you win. I give up. *tosses last random Z into totally unrelated corner**

IE: Oh hey, Z! I think you wanted this? *works*

Me: ...I hate you SO much.

IE: :D

Me: Well, at least it's working now and it's over with.

IE: O hey! Did I mention I've got this random one-pixel gap for no discernable reason whatsoever?

Me: *eyetwitch*

IE: ♥


* No, seriously, this is like the code equivalent of fixing your engine by pouring a cup of gasoline on the ground next to your right front tire.
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