I had a JS function that checked the CSS of a DIV to see if its display was set to 'none'. Well, as many times as I've used JS to manipulate the DOM and CSS, I guess it had never come up where I was checking a style's value in a style sheet (embedded or external). I just couldn't get it to work unless I set the style inline or used JS to set the style first.
According to Stephen Stchur...
The helpful folks at StackOverflow.com came to my rescue in a matter of minutes. That's where I found the link to Mr. Stchur's blog, among the other approaches to my question.