Is there any problem with WMF format in IE8?

Posted on 2009-04-19
Last Modified: 2013-11-19
Hi there.
My commercial website shows barcode in WMF format for users to print. All customers that upgraded this month to IE8 complained that the barcode is not shown  (the missing image with the red X is shown instead). All works fine in IE7.

I Checked the path (img src) and it's OK. I also renamed the WMF file to JPG and refered to it in the HTML and refreshed the page - and the barcode was shown!
now, I try avoiding myself to delve into Dlls, recompile and such and just try to understand what is wrong with the WMF format and what IE8 is got to do with it...(securtiy permissions? reset configurations? )
Question by:avi666
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    not a good on.

    Go to this link
    Hit   Ctrl F
    And search for this:         WMF rendering

    It seems it is a known bug from a long time ago.
    And Microsoft needs to fix.

    I would suggest that you have your Customers that have upgraded to the Buggy IE8
    To read this article.
    And to find other means of browsing your site.
    Such as Going back to IE7 or using an alternant Browser.
    (And this is something that Web Customers DO NOT like to hear.
    BUT it is not your Fault that Microsoft Screwed up... right? Right...)

    Good Luck

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