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Compatibility Mode In IE8

  • # November 6, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    Hi there,

    I’m a bit puzzled by IE8’s compatibility mode. I’ve got some animated div’s on a page, with rounded corners – both of which are implemented using jQuery. It works in IE8, but only when compatibility mode is switched on. And in Firefox and Safari it works totally fine. IE6 is a whole other kettle of fish! (good old Mircosoft – they know how to keep us on our toes) :|

    So what exactly is compatibility mode? And how come it only lets my jQuery stuff work when it’s switched on?

    Owen

    # November 9, 2009 at 11:16 am

    Hi Owen,
    Here is link to the IE8 Blog that explains in detail what Compatibility View is, and also includes information specific to developers:
    http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2008/0 … d=ie8_sm_a

    If you still find yourself seeking help with your code the MSDN Internet Explorer Web Developer Forum is a great resource for discussing HTML, CSS and Script specific to Internet Explorer.
    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums … d=ie8_sm_a

    Best,
    Nate

    A member of the IE8 Outreach Team

    # November 9, 2009 at 12:24 pm
    "Nathans_ie8team" wrote:
    Hi Owen,
    Here is link to the IE8 Blog that explains in detail what Compatibility View is, and also includes information specific to developers:
    http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2008/0 … d=ie8_sm_a

    If you still find yourself seeking help with your code the MSDN Internet Explorer Web Developer Forum is a great resource for discussing HTML, CSS and Script specific to Internet Explorer.
    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums … d=ie8_sm_a

    Best,
    Nate

    A member of the IE8 Outreach Team

    So what you are saying basically is that it’s a piece of crap that even now still can’t manage to do what Firefox and Safari have been doing for years.

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