Meta tag for IE compatibility

Coming out a new web browser in the market had always been a nightmare for web developer. I have seen people spending lot of time just to make the web pages compatible with different types of web browsers. Perticularly when it’s different versions of IE, you can expect lots of CSS overrides and specific JavaScript to get the compatibility.

At least for IE compatibility, Microsoft suggested a way by providing a META TAG. By including the suggested meta tag in the head section of web pages, one can simulate the rendering of the web page on the older version of IE browser for which it is already compatible.

To make your existing application (working on IE7 and probably breaking on IE8) include the following tag to simulate IE7 on recently launched IE8.

For more information visit:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc817574.aspx

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Posted on May 26, 2009, in tech, web development and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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