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Redirecting browsers which lack html5 capacity

I have a new website which uses html5, and I notice it works poorly under IE8.  Perhaps there are other browsers which would not render a good user experience.  Can you suggest a script which would redirect html5-incapable browsers to my previous site, which doesn't use html5?
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Gary

8/22/2022 - Mon
Gary

What is it you are using that is failing.
You can use a shim/shiv that makes IE8 almost seem like an HTML5 browser - 'fixes' things like section/nav tags etc. so IE understands the markup
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ddantes

Some pages have scalable image thumbnails which enlarge to full-size on click, or tap, with shadowbox.  This works under IE8 in the original site,  coded XHTML 1.0 Transitional.  In the html5 site, the images load full-size, instead of thumbnails.

www.mauivacationrental.com/StarWind.htm  versus www.mauitradewinds.com/StarWind.htm

I uploaded html5shiv.js and included the following code in the <HEAD> section of www.mauivacationrental.com/test.htm :
<!--[if lt IE 9]>
<script src="js/html5shiv.js"></script>
<![endif]-->

The same behavior is observed with those thumbnails.
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That helped.
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