IE8 Compatibility - Meta Tags, Http Headers, User Agent Strings etc

This post focus on the current state of play in IE8 Beta 2, what happens when you pull certain levers or the user pulls certain levers. For a given set of inputs, IE8 Beta 2 will generate a specific set of outputs. Mike've collated a table which may help us understand what's going on. The vertical […]

This post focus on the current state of play in IE8 Beta 2, what happens when you pull certain levers or the user pulls certain levers. For a given set of inputs, IE8 Beta 2 will generate a specific set of outputs. Mike've collated a table which may help us understand what's going on. The vertical axis represents different Meta tag / HTTP header settings while the horizontal axis represents normal vs compatibility view for both valid and invalid / no DOCTYPEs:

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