As a web developer you will know just how much we all love hate Internet Explorer 6 – one of the most dreaded browsers and browser versions that still exists in the deep dark corners of the interwebs – and you will probably have figured out that it doesn’t play well with PNG images.

So here is how you can resolve this problem. It’s not as nice as an actual browser that can render PNG images natively, but it does work.

[code lang=”javascript”]

var arVersion = navigator.appVersion.split(“MSIE”)
var version = parseFloat(arVersion[1])

if ((version >= 5.5) && (document.body.filters))
{
for(var i=0; i<document.images.length; i++)
{
var img = document.images[i]
var imgName = img.src.toUpperCase()
if (imgName.substring(imgName.length-3, imgName.length) == “PNG”)
{
var imgID = (img.id) ? “id='” + img.id + “‘ ” : “”
var imgClass = (img.className) ? “class='” + img.className + “‘ ” : “”
var imgTitle = (img.title) ? “title='” + img.title + “‘ ” : “title='” + img.alt + “‘ ”
var imgStyle = “display:inline-block;” + img.style.cssText
if (img.align == “left”) imgStyle = “float:left;” + imgStyle
if (img.align == “right”) imgStyle = “float:right;” + imgStyle
if (img.parentElement.href) imgStyle = “cursor:hand;” + imgStyle
var strNewHTML = “<span ” + imgID + imgClass + imgTitle
+ ” style=\”” + “width:” + img.width + “px; height:” + img.height + “px;” + imgStyle + “;”
+ “filter:progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.AlphaImageLoader”
+ “(src=\'” + img.src + “\’, sizingMethod=’scale’);\”></span>”
img.outerHTML = strNewHTML
i = i-1
}
}
}

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