We help IT Professionals succeed at work.

IE 8 HTML / DOM nesting limit?

Last Modified: 2013-12-08
Is there a known/documented HTML or DOM nesting limit within Internet Explorer 8?

We are being told by a product vendor that there is an issue with IE 8 where it cannot handle displaying a certain level of HTML elements (through DOM manipulation primarily). Once their interface adds a certain level of elements in a certain fashion, IE no longer displays the elements. I haven't heard of this limitation before, and am thinking it is more with the way they are building their web interface, rather than an issue specifically with IE. Is there anything documented in this regards with IE?
Watch Question

IT Manager
This one is on us!
(Get your first solution completely free - no credit card required)


The vendor is not forthcoming on much information. I'll see if I can create a generic example.



Gain unlimited access to on-demand training courses with an Experts Exchange subscription.

Get Access
Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant
Empower Your Career
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE

Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Research
  • Professional Opinions
Unlock the solution to this question.
Join our community and discover your potential

Experts Exchange is the only place where you can interact directly with leading experts in the technology field. Become a member today and access the collective knowledge of thousands of technology experts.

*This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.


Please enter a first name

Please enter a last name

8+ characters (letters, numbers, and a symbol)

By clicking, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.