How to automatically disable document modus IE7

Posted on 2014-07-29
Last Modified: 2014-07-29

We developed websites where customers can find personal financial information. Now in some cases our customers automatically open a website in Internet Explorer in document modus IE7. It is possible that the user changes this setting by himself at his PC. But I prefer to make a server setting in order to prevent websites displaying in IE7 doc modus. Is that possible?

(I think the problem with the document modus only occurs when our clients use our website in intranet environment. I see that there is a setting 'display intranet sites in compatibility view'. So, how can we automatically disable this option at the server?)


Question by:adiemeer
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duncanb7 earned 500 total points
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You can use browser detection to detect the user request header which is modified by users on clicking  F12 key in order to  determine what version of document mode users are trying to change, and modified  the page's user-agent  in the header information  before send or response back to user's browser.
For example only,
Users call financial.php to your server and in your finanical.php you have code something like that as follows and the re-send the page to users with or without condition similarly in Example-1 and Example-2
and with your wishing user-agent information for users that will force user to following your rule to view the your-original-finanical.php webpage.

Hope understand your question completely. If not , please point it out.

Example-1: detect IE7 document mode and re-send
$curl = curl_init();  //initital a curl call
curl_setopt( $curl, CURLOPT_USERAGENT,       Mozilla....MSIE 10..your default info...."
$ua= $_SERVER['HTTP_USER_AGENT'];  //get the user's user-agent
if (strpos($ua," "MSIE 7.0)>0){
//Detected IE 7  and change user-agent for IE 10 and  re-send it by curl() 
curl_setopt( $curl, CURLOPT_USERAGENT,       Mozilla....MSIE 10..your new info......."
curl_setopt( $curl, CURLOPT_URL,            "http://yourdomian/your-original-financial.phg  );
$htm = curl_exec($curl); //re-send the page to users 

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Example-2, whatever users' document mode, just resend it to original page.
$curl = curl_init();  //initital a curl call
curl_setopt( $curl, CURLOPT_USERAGENT,       Mozilla....MSIE 10..your default info...."
culr_setopt( $curl, CURLOPT_URL,            "http://yourdomian/your-original-financial.phg  );
$htm = curl_exec($curl); //re-send the page to users 

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Thank you
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