Friday, March 20, 2009

Change your web site to meet IE 8 Compatibly

CHECKING COMPATIBILITY
• For those who outsource website management, please contact your developer to determine if
your website is Internet Explorer 8 compatible. And for more general information, please check here.

• For those who manage your own website, reference the Resource links below and/or the
following steps:
1. Download Internet Explorer 8 here.
2. Navigate to your website in the Internet Explorer 8 browser.
3. If pages look as they should, you’re done! If pages look different from how they did in Internet Explorer 7 or
don't work the same way, follow one of the following options:

• Preferred: Revise site content to support the standards-compliant default view for web
pages in Internet Explorer 8
Internet Explorer 8 supports the HTML 4.01 Specification more closely than any previous version and
supports some features of the HTML 5 Specification. This release of Internet Explorer also offers
full support for CSS 2.1 and supports some popular features of CSS 3.0. For more information, please see
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc817575.aspx.

Or you can

•Tell Internet Explorer 8 to display your site in Internet Explorer 7 mode
1) On a per-site basis, add the HTTP header: X-UA-Compatible: IE=EmulateIE7
2) On a per-page basis, add a special HTML tag to each document, right after the <title> tag (and before
any other tags following <title>):
<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=EmulateIE7" />