Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Another IE8 breakthrough

Force IE8 to render pages as if it was IE7:

<meta content="IE=EmulateIE7" http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible">

This version will display in IE7 Standards Mode ( rather than Quirks Mode ); basically wreaking havoc on IE5 browser users.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Internet Explorer 8 float issues

In Internet Explorer 8 ( When IE8 is not in Compatability Mode ), I have discovered that if you put a Form tag inside another Form tag, it will push floats out in ways that previous IE browsers do not.

This happenes to me a lot when I build .NET sites with .master pages. The master page will have a form runat='server' tag. So, if you put a form tag on one of your content pages, it will mess up your floats.

Good thing most IE8 users use Compatability Mode.