Microsoft did it again

I just received notification from my Windows for a new update (Internet Explorer 8). How happy i was that microsoft released IE8 as an update. We can finally say “Bye, bye !” to the weird semi-standard compliant IE 7 and say “Welcome” to the new modern IE8. Horraaay! 🙂

I rushed to restart my PC and open the new shiny browser. The first page to check was  of course my portfolio, to check if it’s properly rendered and “BANG&#@&#&#@” I’ve got this baloon asking me something :

Compatibility View

It suggest me to click it,… and so i did… and it turned out to be IE7.

At the end i had to go and add the famous meta:

<meta http-equiv=”X-UA-Compatible” content=”IE=8″ />

The question i have is: What if we have to add meta for every browser on Internet?

4 Responses to “Microsoft did it again”

  1. Aleksandar Kamburov Says:
    May 22nd, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    You can try to sign your site with Microsoft and they will put it in the next “Compatibilities Update”. Also strange 🙂

  2. dig1ty Says:
    August 26th, 2009 at 10:43 am

    I suggest you use Firefox/Chrome/Safari/Opera 😛

  3. admin Says:
    August 26th, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    You bet i do 🙂 Opera for ever! 🙂

  4. Dasha Says:
    September 24th, 2009 at 6:58 am

    This would be ridiculous! Microsoft is acting in it’s best traditions again 🙂 I just hope it wont be needed any more soon.

    Anyway thanks to MS – IE8 is a big step towards standards 🙂

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