The <?xml thing is yet another IE bug. shrug

The order matters where there is conflict. Otherwise, it is a Good Thing&reg; to maintain a coding consistency. Compare these snippets;
Code:
element {
    border: 1px solid black;
    border-right: dashed;
    }

vs.

element {
    border-right: dashed;
    border: 1px solid black;
    }
cheers,

gary