Bring up this site in IE7. The word intertwingly at the top doesn’t show. The page isn’t exactly gorgeous. But the entries are neatly and consistently indented under the titles. And there is a Nav Bar on the right.
Bring up this same site in Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1. The word intertwingly still doesn’t show. The page still isn’t exactly gorgeous. The first entry is indented under the title. The remainder are bizarrely indented. And the Nav Bar is no where to be seen.
So much for X-UA-Compatible, in either the HTTP header form or the
meta tag form, as this site currently sports both.
Yes, this site was busted for several hours while I was experimenting. Lessons:
- Don’t test on IE and deploy and go to bed without first testing on a standards compliant browser. In any case, my site is now fixed, and IE is still broken.
- If you wish to be a self proclaimed benevolent dictator, and you recognize that there is a problem, and you have something solid to go on then by all means, make something happen. Again, my site is now fixed. When can we say the same about HTML5?