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Re: IE 8


From: Steve Green
Date: Oct 6, 2009 8:00AM

We have tested quite a bit with it. Some sites are perfect, while others
break horribly. The impression I have gained is that the sites that break
horribly are generally not coded well (e.g. they are relying on browser bugs
to display correctly) or they use conditional comments to work correctly in
Internet Explorer 6 and 7 and need something similar for Internet Explorer

I don't recall seeing any standards-compliant sites break badly, although
they may not render identically to Internet Explorer 7.

We have also seen several sites where JavaScript does not work in IE8 even
though it works in IE7 or in IE8 compatibility mode. I have not diagnosed
any of these but I suspect it is down to bad coding that IE7 tolerates and
IE8 doesn't.

Steve Green
Test Partners Ltd

-----Original Message-----
[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Geof Collis
Sent: 06 October 2009 14:40
Subject: [WebAIM] IE 8

Hi All
Has anyone any experience with IE 8?

I've just seen some of my sites with it and it strips out all of the colours
I've specified in my css and does not allow for style switching, it appears
that it using my desktop colour scheme to render the sites. .

Any input or articles on what is going on would be greatly appreciated.



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