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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, 05:04 PM in Web Development (filed under Browsers, Microsoft)

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)

Outlook 2007 and HTML Email

I hate HTML email. I guess it’s one of the those religious subjects for some people, but Outlook 2007 it appears will revert back to Word and drop IE for rendering it’s HTML email. Some linkage for you.

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Feb 2, 12:47 AM in Web Development (filed under Microsoft)

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)

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