Disable Compatiblity mode in IE using meta-tag does not work in a-href

I have created intranet webpage - page1.html. It has
<a href="page2.aspx" > page2</a>

Now, page2.aspx has some c# code and the rest is  html5 code. If browser is set to run in "compatibility mode" it does not appear properly.

So in page2.aspx I added this code -  
<head> <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge">  </head>  
Hence if i open link http://myserver/mywebsite/page2.aspx, it appears fine even if in IE browser "show intranet sites in compatibility mode" is checked.

But if i open page2.aspx by clicking on the link in page1.html, it does not appear correctly

please guide

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Miguel OzSoftware EngineerCommented:
content="IE=edge" will force your page to load the latest IE browser. It seems that you have a document mode issue.
Which IE version(s) are you targeting?
Please include screenshots of your developer tools emulation tab (Press F12 in IE11) for all your scenarios.

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Kamal KhaleefaInformation Security SpecialistCommented:
try to add target="_blank" to the href and check
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