Force IE8 Into IE7 Compatiblity Mode
If you add this to your meta tags:
<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=EmulateIE7" />
IE8 will render the page like IE7.
You can do it in the web.config
<httpProtocol> <customHeaders> <add name="X-UA-Compatible" value="IE=7"/> </customHeaders> </httpProtocol>
I have better results with this over the above solutions. Not sure why this wasn't given as a solution. :)
I might have found it now. http://blog.lroot.com/articles/the-ie7-compatibility-tag-force-ie8-to-use-the-ie7-rendering-mode/
The site says adding this meta tag:
<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=EmulateIE7">
or adding this to .htaccess
Header set X-UA-Compatible: IE=EmulateIE7
There is an HTTP header you can set that will force IE8 to use IE7-compatibility mode.
its even simpler than that. Using HTML you can just add this metatag to your page (first thing on the page):
<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=7" />
If you wanted to do it using.net, you just have to send your http request with that meta information in the header. This would require a page refresh to work though.
Also, you can look at a similar question here: Compatibility Mode in IE8 using VBScript
one more if you want to switch IE 8 page render in IE 8 standard mode
<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=100" /> <!-- IE8 mode -->
A note to this:
Read the comments as well: Wednesday, April 01, 2009 8:57 AM by John Moore
A quick follow-up. This worked great for my site as long as I use the IE=EmulateIE7 value. Trying to use the IE=7 resulted in my site essentially hanging when run on IE8.
my code has this tag
meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=7" />
is there a way where i can skip this tag and yet layouts get displayed well and fine using that tag the display will work upto IE 7 but i want to run it wel in further versions...