homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Become a Pro Member

Visit PubCon.com
Home / Forums Index / Browsers / Microsoft Internet Explorer
Forum Library, Charter, Moderator: open

Microsoft Internet Explorer Forum

IE=EmulateIE6 tag --- does it work?

 2:53 pm on Aug 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

i've been using the
<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge"> tag ever since it came along, and switching it to EmulateIE6 and EmulateIE7 every now and then to check that my site still looks good in those.

i was under the impression that it if you change it to EmulateIE6 then your site would appear exactly as it does in a normal copy of IE6.

but this week i found out that isn't true. someone who actually does use IE6 sent me a screenshot of my site, and there was quite a lot of stuff out of place.

so does anyone know what this tag actually does? is it a waste of time? or maybe i am using it wrong.



 3:25 pm on Aug 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

I don't see an option for emulating IE6 listed:

And I've never heard IE6 as an option for this meta tag.


 3:31 pm on Aug 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

...that would explain it.
for some reason i just assumed it was included.

i notice that IE5 has been included though. so it does IE5, IE7, IE8... but not IE6


 3:43 pm on Aug 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

Yep, it would appear so. IE6 is reaching it's end of life, though. I don't know if I would even bother trying to support it, but your needs may be different.

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  

Home / Forums Index / Browsers / Microsoft Internet Explorer
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved