Posted by: kurtsh | September 30, 2008

INFO: Fixing Sharepoint sites for Internet Explorer 8.0 compatibility

One of my customers has been trying to mitigate compatibility issues between Internet Explorer 8.0 & Sharepoint Server 2007.

Yes, that’s right:  IE8 & MOSS 2007.  I told y’all to test, test, test.  At least someone listened. 

It turns out that the traditional Sharepoint masterpage solution that’s documented online to automatically request IE7 Compatibility Mode doesn’t always work because ASP.Net themes render code in front of the all-important meta tag that tells the browser about the need to change modes. 

My customer found this article and added the metatag info to the HTTP Headers instead and it fixed the IE8 display problem. 

clip_image001Here’s the tag they copied and pasted directly under the <head>.

<!– Use IE7 mode –> <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=EmulateIE7" />

For more information, visit the article referenced below:


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