This post describe a hack to correct the background-position using sprites in IE7 using the hack to mimic inline-block on block elements.
Yup, is time for another hack for IE 7, this time I needed to find a way to correct an issue with a sprite that is used as background image to display a set of icons in a list of links (a set of <a> inside a <li>) and depending of the type of recourse is the icon that is displayed. (using the CSS background-position Property).
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