So, FINALLY, IE becomes compliant. And now my current design looks like crap in IE 7 (the way it’s looked in Firefox all along, natch.)
I’m working on the problem, and at the rate I’ve been attending to the rest of my neglected website, much less this section, it should be resolved within, oh, say, 3 years.
UPDATE: Not that it matters, but the problem is fixed now. Probably.