Over 2,000 high-traffic websites faces compatibility problems with Microsoft IE8

IE8 continues to check websites for the right Document Mode, which needs to be used in order to render the content so that end users will enjoy the best browsing experience possible. Choosing between Quirks or Standards Modes could be the difference between a page displayed normally, and an unintelligible website. “This list is down […]

IE8 continues to check websites for the right Document Mode, which needs to be used in order to render the content so that end users will enjoy the best browsing experience possible. Choosing between Quirks or Standards Modes could be the difference between a page displayed normally, and an unintelligible website. “This list is down by over 1000 websites, from over 3100 to just over 2000, since IE8 released last March. As we work with site developers and standards bodies, we’re excited to see the sites that need to be on the Compatibility View (CV) List continue to go down,” Marc Silbey, stated. According to Microsoft, 19% of websites render in IE8 Standards, with the vast majority, 41%, rendering in IE8 Almost Standards. This goes to show that devs have indeed worked to adapt content for the latest version of Internet Explorer. Only 14% of websites specify the IE7 Standards and 26% the Quirks Mode for IE6.