IE8's Compatibility View improvements for Vista, XP and Windows 7

The next public update of IE8 for Windows Vista- and Windows XP-based operating systems as well as the Windows 7 Beta, includes improvements to Compatibility View that help end-users when they visit web sites that are not yet ready for IE8’s new, more standards-compliant defaults. The Compatibility View button enables savvy end-users to resolve compatibility problems they […]

The next public update of IE8 for Windows Vista- and Windows XP-based operating systems as well as the Windows 7 Beta, includes improvements to Compatibility View that help end-users when they visit web sites that are not yet ready for IE8’s new, more standards-compliant defaults.

The Compatibility View button enables savvy end-users to resolve compatibility problems they encounter with sites that rely on legacy IE behavior. Specifically, the button enables users to treat specific websites in a non-default way so that they work in the browser. This is a good thing – with Beta 2, a site that relies on IE7 behavior from IE8 but has not specified it explicitly can still work for someone visiting it in IE8.

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