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  • # 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?


    # 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: … 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. … d=ie8_sm_a


    A member of the IE8 Outreach Team

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