The whole box model thing is extensively described (and worked around) in the css-discuss Wiki, but I can't bring myself to actually use those sort of hacks. That's for the simple reason that someday yet another browser (most likely IE 7.0) will come around and break everything else again, and I don't like to code for exceptions.
This is not Coding For The Ages, it's a mess. I sympathize with the entire web design community when they say cross-browser compatibility is far from being an attainable goal (at least those who have the brains to acknowledge IE has a layout bug the size of a long-haul truck).
And now, I'm off to apply my own layout hack: the dreaded 1-pixel invisible GIF.
Via macslash, I found that a group of NeXT enthusiasts started an e-zine. More than a blast from the past for the few of us ever to actually use the machines, it actually has some useful info, such as pointers to running OpenStep on VMware.
Why would I want to do that, you ask? Because, like Mac OS X, it just worked - and besides trouncing any modern Linux distro on usability terms, it included a number of useful applications and tools out of the box.