web compatibility

Force Web Page to Run in Compatibility Mode

Q: How can I force my enterprise web application to run in compatibility mode on the client Internet Explorer web browser?

A: There are various ways to configure the compatibility mode for a site, such as from the browser, from the server, and from the web page itself through the page's meta data tags. You can easily configure this setting by modifying the headers of the web page. To configure the compatibility mode to use Internet Explorer 8,  insert the following code within the meta section, before any other code such as script:

<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=8" > 

When a browser sees this configuration, it automatically uses the correct compatibility mode.

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