IE5 italics and CSS. GRRR!!!

One thing I really, REALLY hate about IE5 is that when you have italicized text of more than one line inside a CSS box, the box’s width is expanded by 1px or even more. To compensate, I’m forced to size my CSS boxes down to align with graphics (as with the remade Index 11), and just make sure an italicized entry is in the blog at all times. But I know that a compliant browser will show the actual width, darn it. How does number 11 look in IE5.5, IE6, or Mozilla? Is the box misaligned?

Update: Oh, wait. I finally figured out how the box model hack can help me in this. Oh, joy. Will tweak now.