Compatibility for IE 8
Afternoon watch, 1 bell (12:42 pm)

From Microsoft's Partner Program today:

On August 27, 2008, Microsoft released Windows Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 in English, German, Simplified Chinese, and Japanese. We will release Beta 2 in an additional 21 languages* within a month. Because you’re actively engaged in developing and maintaining websites, Microsoft wants to make you aware of a display issue related to Internet Explorer 8. Upon initial release, browsing in default Internet Explorer 8 Standards mode may cause content written for previous versions of Internet Explorer to display differently than intended. To enable existing content to display as expected, Microsoft is providing a compatibility tag that you can add to sites that might be affected. This tag instructs Internet Explorer 8 to display site content as if it were in Internet Explorer 7. This option helps ensure that existing content will continue to display seamlessly in Internet Explorer 8 without requiring any additional code changes.

A compatibility tag for IE 7? Wow, what a great idea.

How about sticking to published Internet standards, instead? Biznatches.

1 Comment »

One Response to “Compatibility for IE 8”

  1. Mae says:

    That sounds absolutely asanine! And absolutely like the geniuses at Microsoft...

Leave a Reply