Make HTML5 Elements Work in Old IE

So that the DOM (and thus CSS) recognizes them as real elements:

(function(){if(!/*@cc_on!@*/0)return;var e = "abbr,article,aside,audio,bb,canvas,datagrid,datalist,details,dialog,eventsource,figure,footer,header,hgroup,mark,menu,meter,nav,output,progress,section,time,video".split(','),i=e.length;while(i--){document.createElement(e[i])}})()

Hotlink Script:

<!--[if IE]>
<script src=""></script>

Reference URL


  1. Markus
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    nice :)

  2. molbal
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    Cool. :) Thanks

  3. Titan
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    Is this script works for ie6?

  4. Rico
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    This works great. thanks

  5. Varsh
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    I am getting error while I am trying – createLinearGradient.. Can you please help on this.


  6. David Silva
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    How is it that IE hasn’t disappeared yet? When will Microsoft realize that its browser cannot catch up. Put it out of its misery – it’s aging horribly and dying . . .

    • O'Ryan
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      You mean like this?

      Microsoft knows full and well that IE6 is way outdated. Users / Businesses either don’t know enough, don’t care enough, or invested too much time and money to upgrade regularly or at all.

  7. O'Ryan
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    this should probably be updated to look something like this:

    &lt!--[if lt IE 9]&gt
     &ltscript src=""&gt&lt/script&gt
  8. Yaroslav
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    That is awesome!

  9. Diego
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    Should I use this script to IE less and equal than 8? Works for 5.5, 6 and 7?

  10. Zak Kates
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    Which is more effective? This one from Google Code OR ?

    Modernizr is featured on the HTML5 Boilerplate instead of GoogleCode

  11. Subash Pathak

    Hi chris,
    Can you tell me why there is a


    Comment inside if in the code ???

  12. Ariel
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    What IE versions does it work for? 9? 8? 7? 6? 5?

  13. Jangyadatta
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    This is really very need full.

  14. mubin
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    Thnx its very usefull stuff

  15. steel
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    thats cool baby :D but pls stop using IE :|

  16. Brahm
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    Is there a website(or cheatsheet) containing a list of all elements html5/css3 supported by ie8+?

  17. Asutosh
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    Hi man,
    I have used ext.js and is working for 7 an 8. But not working for 9 to 11. Please help me, if possible.

  18. Vignesh Chandrasekaran
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    The above code no longer works as the url path of js gives 404 error. Are you aware of what is the new path?

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