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Posted on 2013-11-27
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Hi:

I have an online course and am trying to prevent people with older IE browsers from ordering it.  

I have the following:

<!--[if gt IE 8]>
                @Html.MenuLink("Order Courses", "OrderCourses", "Register")
  <![endif]-->

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I find that all this does is make the Order Courses menu item invisible on IE 10 and IE11.

Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

RBS
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by:Dave Baldwin
ID: 39682706
'gt' means 'greater than'.  Try 'lt' which means 'less than'.
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by:RBS
ID: 39683996
No, the gt is correct.  I have an earlier bit of code that shows the the following message if the browser is less than IE 9:

<!--[if lt IE 9]>
        <div class="lowBrowserMessage">
            <div class="ie-lowerthan9">HDCOElearning.com requires Internet Explorer 9 or greater</div>
<![endif]-->

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This code works fine.  I guess the problem with using gt is that while IE browsers may recognize the rule, all others see this block of code as a comment and so ignore it.

My problem is that I want all browsers to see the Order link except those that are IE and below 9

RBS
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by:Dave Baldwin
ID: 39684009
That is correct.  Only IE will read either of those as a conditional directive.  All other browsers see it Only as a comment.
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by:RBS
ID: 39684110
Can you suggest any way that I can make it so that any browser other than id browsers below  9 can see the Order Link?
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Dave Baldwin earned 1500 total points
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I'm not sure what you mean.  "Conditional comments" have been dropped as of IE10 so they are no longer useful.  http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ie/hh801214%28v=vs.85%29.aspx
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by:RBS
ID: 39684182
I guess I will have to look at another method other than Conditional Comments - just wondering if you had any suggestions.
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by:Dave Baldwin
ID: 39684193
Nothing easy.  The standard javascript methods don't report the info you're looking for.  This site lists the "User-Agent" strings for many browsers: http://www.useragentstring.com/pages/useragentstring.php
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by:RBS
ID: 39684199
Thanks Dave

RBS
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