CSS to hide INPUT BUTTON value text

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I am currently styling an <input type='button'/> element with the following CSS:

background: transparent url(someimage);
color: transparent;

I want the button to show as an image, but I don't want the value text to display on top of it. This works fine for Firefox as expected. However, on Internet Explorer 6 and Internet Explorer 7 I can still see the text.

I have tried all sorts of tricks to hide the text, but without success. Is there a solution to make Internet Explorer behave?

(I am constrained to use type=button because this is a Drupal form and its form API doesn't support image-type.)

Best Solution

I use

button {text-indent:-9999px;}
* html button{font-size:0;display:block;line-height:0}  /* ie6 */
*+html button{font-size:0;display:block;line-height:0}  /* ie7 */