<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=8" />

Posted on 2011-10-04
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we launched our new Intranet website, hence can't share it here and checked on different browsers and some has the settings of IE7 (click on F12 and change compatible to IE7).
I thought <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=8" /> will solve it, but it doesn't.

currently the heading of the website is
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">

what do i do wrong?
Question by:itinfserv
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If user is using IE7 himself, then the meta will not work.
Meaning, it will work only if browser is IE8 or IE 9.
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by:Michel Plungjan
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Itinfserv likely means that the user has IE8 but has set the compatibility mode to IE7 for some reason. I thought the tag would force that setting to be overridden too.
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ID: 36914789
oh .. ya i know if user is running on ie8 even with compatibility mode set to ie7, the tag will override.
the compatibility view icon will not show anyway.

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itinfserv earned 0 total points
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but it didn't in my case overwrite to IE8. at my office we have only IE8 installed on ppl desktops, but for some reason the settings are like that it uses emulation of IE7.

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ID: 37175683
i didn't get response to my 2nd question.

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