Tuesday, January 22, 2013

IE8 uses IE7 DOM model on website

Probably it is a well known issue, and there should be many posts out there already mentioned that.  But in case you find this post, it means you are still having this problem.

IE8 will fall back to use IE7 DOM mode when sometimes visit a page, they called it "compatibility" mode.  However, if you doesn't need to support IE7, then it means it will screw you up, because the compatibility mode in IE8 is using IE7 DOM.

But the fix for it is very easy, just put that meta in your header

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

And this will force IE to use the latest version of DOM mode in its browser engine. 

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