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Meta Tag For Forcing IE 8 to Behave Like IE 7

<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=EmulateIE7" />

Source: Microsoft

Some reports that IE 8 in IE 7 mode doesn't quite behave like either one.

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  1. DN
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    It’s bad practice to use this as a ‘set it and forget it’ solution. The plain fact is that they’re *not* the same, and you need to test in both if you’re using this.

  2. jwwishart
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    Here is a microsoft Resource that details the differences between IE 8 Compatibility mode and IE7 :
    Site Compatibility and IE8

  3. Norman
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    I don’t get why anyone would want to change IE8’s pretty decent CSS rendering to a crappy IE7 one..?

  4. Pradeep
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    Yea i agree y do u want to go back to the older versions of IE… ??

  5. jwwishart
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    Because otherwise your code has to support “another” browser version that has different behavior.

    Because people write hacks to work around issues in the way older browsers work. Then IE 8 comes along and their hack doesn’t work anymore (because IE 8 does things better now)

    It’s a nice easy method of ensuring that your code works on IE 8 also without modification. It’s easier to add this meta than creating a lot of changes and testing for another browser. Granted that it’s not ideal.

    This was a clever move from MS in my opinion… It will make the transition far easier for developers.

  6. Peter Dubrovski
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    Use for the newest IE

  7. Peter Dubrovski
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    your site has eaten my comment …

    <meta http-equiv=”X-UA-Compatible” content=”IE=edge” />

  8. baber
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    I want to Forcing IE 7 to Behave Like IE 8. is there any way to do it kindly share.

  9. Saurabh Sinha
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    Thats Good to know…but is this also for the IE 10 or the latest version of Internet Explorer??

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