CSS support in MS IE 3.0

Microsoft released Internet Explorer 3.0 on August 14, 1996. It is the first commercial browser that supports CSS. This is a major step forward for style sheets on the web. This page contains pointers to sample documents and points out some remaining holes in the CSS implementation. The latter will be useful for people who want to start writing style sheets.

Sample documents

The tree documents below all contain exactly the same HTML markup. The only thing that changes is the style sheet. Viewed through a CSS-aware browser, the resulting presentations are quite different.

CSS implementation holes

While MSIE3 can claim support for CSS, there are bugs and limitations. Below you will find prioritized lists of missing functionality and bugs. Braden N. McDaniel has also published his list of holes.

Missing functionality


Last updated September 1, 1996