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Best Standards Support

Chris Wilson: If you (the page developer) really want the best standards support IE8 can give, you can get it by inserting a simple <meta> element. Aaron gives more details on this in his article.

Aaron Gustafson: This option, though strongly discouraged, will cause a site to target the latest IE browser versions as they release.

My basic problem is that I don’t know what features are in and out of IE8 or when it will be released.  I don’t even have access to a simple screenshot.

I simply want to code to standards, and hope that Microsoft will keep up as best of their ability.  Accordingly, I’ve implemented the following in my .htaccess file:

BrowserMatch MSIE best-standards-support
Header set X-UA-Compatible IE=edge env=best-standards-support

See also: loose coupling.

Update: Upon further reflection, I now have some questions: