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The IE 8 X-UA-Compatible Meta Tag

So the IE 8 Beta 1 for developers has been out for a bit now and there's some interesting tidbits to be found by playing with it. Some of the biggest news was the switch to a standards-mode by default. You might start checking out your sites in IE 8 just to see what's going on, but I wouldn't put much time and effort into fixing much of anything as it is a developer beta, and there are liable to be a bunch of fixes coming later.

The IE 8 meta tag will help, but you have to do it just right to get it to work...

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Apr 20, 04:04 PM in Web Development (filed under Browsers, Microsoft)

Internet Explorer 8 and Firefox 3 Location Address Bars

So I have many, many more thoughts and observations with the coming releases of IE8 and Firefox 3, but that’s another post and you’ll have to wait. I’ve been crazy busy but I just thought I’d point out something I found elsewhere (I hate doing that but this I actually thought was funny). Read on…

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Mar 19, 10:50 PM in Web Development (filed under Browsers, Elsewhere)

New Web Development Features in IE8 Beta 1 for Developers

So, Microsoft released IE 8 “beta 1 for developers” yesterday. You can get the IE8 beta by downloading it from their site of course. You can also read a ton of information at their readiness site.

There are great introductions there, but you get the most detail out of the whitepapers on IE8.

But, what kind of guy would I be if I made you read all that stuff? Instead, I stayed up late last night …

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Mar 6, 11:45 AM in Web Development (filed under Browsers, Microsoft)

IE8 To Default to Web Standards Mode

So in a reversal to it’s previous stance, unbelievably Microsoft has announced, just in time for MIX08, that Internet Explorer 8 will render Web pages using it’s enhanced Web Standards mode.

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Mar 5, 11:35 AM in Web Development (filed under Browsers, Microsoft)

http-equiv X-UA-Compatible content IE=8

What? So this is really making waves. Microsoft announces an HTML extension which will enable a new standards layout mode in IE8. Oh, you can also do it at the server side since it’s an http-equivalent meta tag.

A new layout mode, huh? That was my initial reaction. “Huh”. I don’t know what that means. And I think anyone who claims to know immediately is full of it. I rant and rave about the new questions this raises.

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Jan 23, 02:56 AM in Web Development (filed under Browsers, Microsoft)

Firefox Native Support for getElementsByClassName() and Microformats

Read a blurb about new native support for Microformats and getElementsByClassName() support in Firefox.

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Feb 5, 11:30 AM in Web Development (filed under Browsers, JavaScript)

MSIE Team Really Working on Web Standards?

Molly Holzschlag contracts with Microsoft to help them clean up their act. Hmmm…

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Feb 2, 12:07 AM in Web Development (filed under Browsers, Microsoft)

Apple iPhone and the Future Mobile Web--Safari Anyone?

What does the iPhone mean to the future of the mobile Web? It uses a full sized version of Safari with a zoom built in. Now there’s at least two Safari/WebKit based browsers.

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Jan 13, 02:45 PM in Web Development (filed under Browsers, Mobile-and-Handheld)

Firebug 1.0 Public Beta Released; Stays Open Source

The first public beta of Firebug 1.0. And, announcements are made on whether or not Joe will go commercial with Firebug.

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Dec 4, 03:59 PM in Web Development (filed under Browsers, Reviews)

On HTTP: Page Load Times, Multiple File Requests, and Deferred JavaScript

Discussion around recent findings on reduction of page load times with new techniques for optimization.

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Nov 29, 11:10 AM in Web Development (filed under Web101, Browsers)

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