Robert McLaws: Windows Edition

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Guess Who's Not Ready For IE8?

Microsoft! Live.com is totally broken in IE8. Which I find kind of odd, because I would have imagined that the Live.com team had access to the beta. At any rate, changing tabs doesn't work, the Start Orb is broken, and only 3 of the panels on my front page load data.

Oops! I think we can say that this not the first site that will break with IE8, and definitely not the last. Time to update that meta tag, guys!

This site, however, is totally ready. One change to the global configuration in IIS7, and we're now spewing the IE7 compatibility HttpHeader, although there are relatively few issues with the way the site renders by default in IE8.

Posted on Mar 05 2008, 04:43 PM by Robert McLaws
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  • Matt Sharpe said:

    I think it is rather ridiculous that Live.com doesn't work in IE8.

    Then again, Live.com hasn't been updated in months. Why did it not get updated to Wave2 with the rest of Windows Live?

    March 6, 2008 3:21 AM
  • alex said:

    it works just fine for me in emulate i87 and in normal.

    and the orb works.

    i read ur feed and this post off of it, so it might just be a problem with u or ur version of the beta or ur settings.

    but it works

    March 6, 2008 7:37 PM
  • alex said:

    the only problem is that there are three orbs. but they all work.

    March 6, 2008 7:38 PM
  • alex said:

    wave2 orbs work normally, which is strange....

    but that's msft for u

    April 1, 2008 4:02 AM
  • Alastair Cooper said:

    Surely the point of the changes in IE8 is to get web developers using web standards. Setting IIS to request quirks mode will fix the problem for IE, but won't it leave unresolved issues in this site for users of third party browsers?

    April 7, 2008 6:44 AM
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