IE8 Browser Problems


Having problems with an old site not working in ie8? Put this in the head tag:

<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=7"/>


It automatically turns on "compatibility mode" causing IE8 to render the page as IE7 would have.


Sites that don't include this meta tag will show a little green "broken" page icon to the right of the address bar, which allows users to click it and turn on compatibility mode themselves if the page looks bad. For more information check out:


All new websites you make should include this meta tag but you should set it's content="IE=8" now, this will mean that when IE9 comes out (it will respect this meta tag - hopefully!) your pages will remain the same.


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