Saturday, August 30, 2008

EmulateIE7 meta tag makes IE8 render like IE7

As I previously found there was a problem with the CSS and JavaScript hybrid drop down menu I have on www.jtbworld.com and as I have not found any solution yet I decided to add the following to the HEAD of these pages. (right after the <head> tag)

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

Now anyone visiting using Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 does not need to click on the Compatibility View button to be able to use the menus. The meta tag makes Internet Explorer 8 render the webpage like Internet Explorer 7.

More details on this emulation in Introducing IE=EmulateIE7 on IEBlog.

Not many visit the site uses IE8 but according to Google Analytics 0.57% (the small red slice) of the visits last week was from users using IE8. IE7 is what most have followed by IE6. But I expect this to increase.

0.57% of the visits from IE8

Have you checked your website or blog?


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