IE 8 – Emulate IE 7

This is a good one – as I’m sure many, including my own applications, aren’t quite ready for IE 8.   The nice part of this is it’s possible to tell IE 8 to emulate with IE 7. 

A good post on this can be found here:

There are two ways to implement this tag:

On a per-site basis, add a custom HTTP header : X-UA-Compatible: IE=EmulateIE7

On a per-page basis, add a special HTML tag to each document, right after the <head> tag :

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


I was able to use the per-page on some pages, which forces the IE Emulate.  Then later, I can go back and find out what craziness is going on and remove the tag.

This is much better than trying to add yet another browser check in javascript as far as I’m concerned!


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