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Re: IE 8


From: Geof Collis
Date: Oct 6, 2009 9:15AM

Hi Steve

I wish I used conditional comments and hacks, at least that would
explain what is going wrong, my layouts are right but background
colours on certain elements aren't showing. On one example I've set
the background colour to blue and the text to white, it renders the
text colour but not the background.

I have style switchers on my sites and they dont work any more.

My server is down right now so I dont have any examples to show, but
one of the sites is www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com, beside
the image of the planet earth is some text, the background is
supposed to be blue and the text white.

As I had mentioned though, if I change my desktop theme the page
renders the colors of that particular theme, text and background for example.



At 09:55 AM 10/6/2009, you wrote:
>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.
>Accessibility News
>Accessibility News International