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Re: IE 8


From: Simius Puer
Date: Oct 6, 2009 7:55AM

Hi Geoff

I've been testing plenty of sites in IE8 since the early betas were
available. It does have some unusual behaviors compared to earlier versions
of IE but is a lot more compliant than all its predecessors. I won't claim
it's perfect but if your CSS is solid you shouldn't have any issues.

Are you using conditional CSS statements such as <!--[if
IE]>.......<![endif]-->? If so try altering the condition to <!--[if lt IE
8]>. Off the top of my head I can't remember but it might also be doing
something different with @import rules.

Are you using any browser based "user over-rides" to alter the CSS?

You might also want to look if your sites are tripping IE into "quirks mode"
as that can impact on its behaviour.

I'm not officially endorsing this product but
http://my-debugbar.com/wiki/IETester/HomePage is a superb little tool for
ironing out your IE woes.

If you fancy posting a link to some of your sites here I'm sure someone can
probably help.