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Force IE8 to display a website in IE7 May 28, 2008

Posted by fofo in Internet Explorer.

The Internet Explorer is in its beta 1 version. We can download and install this version from here.

If we use IE8 to render a web page or web site we might experience lots of problems like overlapping text or images and javascript functionality issues and errors.

To resolve these problems we can add a meta-tag that tells IE 8 to display an entire site or a specific page like Internet Explorer 7.

We can use the following custom HTTP header to display all pages in Internet Explorer 7 Strict mode for the site: 

 X-UA-Compatible: IE=EmulateIE7

Alternatively we can include the following special HTML tag after the <Head> tag on the page:

<meta http-equiv=”X-UA-Compatible” content=”IE=EmulateIE7″ />



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